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Gutiérrez Alea, Tomás 1928-1996

Works: 191 works in 757 publications in 7 languages and 7,261 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Historical films  Road films  Religious films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Adapter, fmd, Performer, Scenarist, Honoree, Film editor, Restager , Conceptor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Strawberry and chocolate = fresa y chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

115 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other". IMDB
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

56 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bureaucrat gets the opportunity to test his scheme for transporting dead bodies around the island when his aunt dies [c.f. Halliwell's]
Memorias del subdesarrollo = Memories of underdevelopment by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

56 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film was the first from post-revolutionary Cuba to be released in the United States. Set in the early sixties, it centers on a Europeanized Cuban intellectual critical of his bourgeois family for having left the country, but unable to overcome his alientation and become part of the new Cuban society. The "ultimate outsider," he contents himself by exploiting women, a metaphor for the colonization of Cuba. Documentary and semi-documentary footage are used to depict the "collective consciousness" of the revolutionary process. (Circulates)
La última cena = The last supper by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographed with a lush palette, this startlingly beautiful masterpiece is based on an incident from 18th-century Cuban history. The film is a dazzling moral tale of a pious slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting 12 of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper
La muerte de un burocrata = The death of a bureaucrat by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

45 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarcastic and humorous portrayal of Cuban bureaucracy as seen in the story of a man's mounting frustration with his fruitless attempts to procure the pension of a recently-deceased uncle
Memories of underdevelopment : Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, director. Inconsolable memories : Edmundo Desnoes, author by Edmundo Desnoes( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and Multiple languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the complete English continuity script of the film, Memorias del subdesarollo (Memories of underdevelopment) directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and the complete English translation (entitled 'Inconsolable memories') of Edmundo Desnoes' novel of the same name on which it was based
Cartas del parque = Letters from the park by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two shy young lovers enlist the help of a poet to write passionate letters to each other. When the poet becomes enamored of the young woman, the three are faced with a perplexing dilemma
Hasta cierto punto = Up to a certain point by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mientras trabaja en una película sobre el machismo entre los obreros del puerto, Oscar un director de cine, conoce a Lina, madre soltera y trabajadora portuaria, cuya experiencia de vida piensa utilizar para modelar al personaje protagónico de su película. El diálogo y la cercanía hacen que se establezca una relación entre ambos. A partir de ese momento, Oscar tendrá que enfrentar una realidad que no llega a comprender del todo por sus propias contradicciones"--Container
Las doce sillas by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy woman on her deathbed reveals to her son that she has hidden jewels inside one of twelve identical chairs that were confiscated when private property of the rich in Cuba was nationalized, so he sets out to find them
The Cuban masterworks collection = Obras maestras del cine cubano( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un hombre de éxito (A successful man): Cuba's history before the Revolution is chronicled through the story of two brothers, one a revolutionary man of action, the other an unscrupulous politician trying to steer a treacherous middle path between opposing political ideas
Con el amor no se juega = Don't fool with love( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two way mirror: A young woman is about to wed the son of a prominent family embarks on a steamy romance when she discovers that she can see through time in her bedroom mirror. Saturday night thief: A lonely woman whose husband is away far too often finds hersefl strangely attracted to the bandit who breaks into her mansion. Far away: A tragic tale of ill-fated love
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea by José Antonio Evora( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialéctica del espectador by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Far apart( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 11, 1956, destiny (and a trivial mistake) sabotaged a plan by two young lovers to elope. But when a letter arrives 35 years after it was mailed, Ofelia Rosales de Mendoza, once known as Ofelita "My Eyes," begins making inquiries into the whereabouts of her lost paramour, José Luna. The conflicting stories she hears from the people who knew them as teenagers only increase her confusion--until up walks the man himself, at the café where they were to rendezvous so many years ago
De cierta manera = Sort of by Sara Gómez Yera( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esta película está basada en la historia de la construcción del Barrio de Miraflores en 1962 con el trabajo de los mismos que irían a habitar dicho lugar. Este es el comienzo de las ya muy famosas microbrigadas."--Container
Erdbeer & Schokolade( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Havanna in den 90er Jahren: In einem Eiscafe trifft der systemkritische Künstler Diego auf den naiven Studenten David. Während der schwule Diego darauf hofft, den schönen Jung-kommunisten ins Bett zu bekommen, wittert der linientreue David die Chance, einen Staats-feind zu entlarven. Zwischen den beiden entwickeln sich leidenschaftliche Debatten über persönliche und politische Freiheiten. Unter Diegos Einfluss beginnt Davids Idealbild vom System zu bröckeln. Bald verbindet die beiden eine tiefe Freundschaft, so dasss die ursprünglichen Ziele - Verführung auf der einen, Bespitzelung auf der anderen Seite - völlig an Bedeutung verlieren. Doch dann erhält Diego Berufsverbot (Quelle: Stauffacher)
The twelve chairs by Ilʹi︠a︡ Ilʹf( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On his mother-in-law's deathbed, Hippolito learns that to avoid their confiscation during the revolution, she hid her jewellery in one of twelve English chairs that formerly stood in the blue salon of her villa. Seeing an opportunity to make some easy money, Hippolito wastes no time going in search of them ..." [box cover note]
Tomás Gutiérrez Alea : poesía y revolución by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Otro Francisco = The other Francisco( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A socio-economic analysis of slavery and class struggle through the retelling of the original novel. Contrasts the romantic conceptions of plantation life found in Suárez Romero's novel with a realistic exposé of the actual historical conditions of slavery throughout the Americas. Offers a critical analysis of the novel, showing how the author's social background led to his use of particular dramatic structures to convey his liberal, humanitarian viewpoint
Los Sobrevivientes = The Survivors( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bourgeois Cuban family, of aristocratic origin, locks itself into its mansion when the Cuban Revolution comes to power to sit out the bad times and preserve its class values. As time passes, the family and its servants regress through the different social systems of humanity, ending in their total destruction."--Catalog
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.30 for Strawberry ... to 0.94 for Erdbeer & ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Memories of underdevelopment : Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, director. Inconsolable memories : Edmundo Desnoes, author
Alternative Names
Alea, T. G.

Alea, T. G. 1928-1996

Alea, T. G. (Tomás Gutiérrez), 1928-1996

Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez.

Alea Tomás Gutiérrez 1928-1996

Gutiérrez-Alea, Tomas 1928-1996

Titón 1928-1996

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea cinéaste

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea Film director

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea filmregisseur uit Cuba (1928-1996)

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea kubanischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea kubański reżyser, scenarzysta, montażysta, teoretyk filmu

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea regista cubano

Гутьеррес Алеа, Томас



Hasta cierto punto = Up to a certain point