Most widely held works about Elías Querejeta
Most widely held works by Elías Querejeta
El espíritu de la colmena The spirit of the beehive ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Only dimly aware of the shadow of World War II somewhere beyond the Castilian plateau, sisters Isabel and Ana must occupy themselves as their preoccupied scientist father and isolated, languishing mother move in their solitary orbits. After attending the screening of James Whale's "Frankenstein" at a makeshift movie theater in town, Ana becomes obsessed with the idea of befriending the imaginary monster. Largely wordless, the film functions as a striking trompe d'loeil about childhood imagination versus the wider perspective of the adult world.
Los lunes al sol Mondays in the sun ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Laid off from the local shipyard, six men spend their days at the town bar, where they discuss their current state. Gruff puts up a tough front. The morose José openly worries about his wife, whom he fears might leave him. Amador, the oldest of the bunch, keeps reassuring everyone that his wife will be back any day now from her trip. Meanwhile, Lino refuses to give up hope of employment, going to interview after interview for jobs being offered to applicants half his age. Presiding over the glum bunch is Rico, the bar owner and the men's co-worker from their shipyard days.
Cría cuervos ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Eight-year-old Ana lives in Madrid with her two sisters. They are mourning the death of their mother, whom Ana conjures as a ghost. The film evokes both the complex feelings of childhood and the struggles of a nation emerging from the shadows of fascism.
Cría cuervos ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in Spanish and English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Surrounded by tragedy and death, a nine-year-old girl comes to believe that she has the power of life and death over those close to her.
Barrio ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Caught in the concrete jungle of the big city, 15-year-old friends Rai, Manu, and Javi pass the summer dreaming of girls and sandy beaches. Javi is surprised by his friends' sexual interest in his sister Susi. Not having a vehicle, Manu struggles to keep his pizza delivery job. Rai decides to enter a contest for an exotic vacation, but wins a jet ski instead. This is immediately stolen before he manages to profit by selling it. Manu and his father lie about Manu's absent junkie brother, while Javi's mother gets a court restraint to deal with Javi's violent father.
The Spirit of the beehive El Espiritu de la colmena ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 170 libraries worldwide
After the Civil War, a Spanish family lives in retreat in the countryside. When a traveling cinema truck comes to their village, two little sisters are profoundly affected by viewing the old film, Frankenstein. The younger girl becomes so obsessed with its images and story that she tries to recreate it in reality.
The Garden of delights ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 161 libraries worldwide
A ruthless tycoon suffers amnesia, paralysis, and loses his ability to communicate after an auto accident. His greedy family tries to shock his memory back in order to get his signature and his Swiss bank account. Meanwhile, he tries to capture his own identity and plots his twisted revenge.
Cuando vuelvas a mi lado By my side again ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Three estranged sisters meet up after the death of their mother to carry out her last wishes. She requested that her ashes be divided and given to three different people, one of which is their father who mysteriously disappeared in the 1960's.
The hunt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Four men, three of whom are veterans of the Spanish Civil War, go rabbit hunting. As the day progresses, bitterness overwhelms them until they senselessly kill each other.
Peppermint frappé ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 127 libraries worldwide
The story of a doctor who discovers that his ideal wife is married to his best friend, so he attempts to mold his assistant into her likeness.
El Espíritu de la colmena ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The year is 1940; the weekly movie comes to an isolated Spanish village. Two little girls react differently to "El Doctor Frankenstein."
Elisa, vida mia Elisa, my love ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Elisa and her father, a famous novelist, are reunited after twenty years. In an isolated farmhouse in Segovia, they discuss their problems. A psychological, introspective drama.
El sur ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Scenes from the life of a young girl showing the special bond she has with her father.
La caza The hunt ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Edgy thriller follow several veterans of Franco's Republican forces out for an afternoon of rabbit hunting. A heavily symbolic study of hatred and rivalry, the hunt becomes an allegory of war.
Barrio ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Three adolescent boys struggle with growing up in modern urban Spain.
Historias del Kronen ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Immersed in a world of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll, young men get together every night at a bar called Kronen, where they seek any kind of adventure and diversion from their empty lives.
Las cartas de Alou ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Alou, an African immigrant, who works his way to Barcelona, where he is due to meet up with a friend. The exploitation and discrimination he faces are documented.
Mama cumple 100 años Mama turns 100 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The story of the 100th birthday celebration of the great matriarch at her baronial estate. The children are plotting to make her birthday last.
Jardín de las delicias Garden of delights ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 34 libraries worldwide
A rich old man suffers from amnesia and paralysis caused by an auto accident. Confined to a wheelchair, he is forced by his seemingly respectable family to relive painful incidents from the past. Gradually we learn that his greedy relatives are staging these grotesque dramas in a heartless attempt to jolt him into remembering the number of his Swiss bank account. A complex, darkly humorous, surrealistic portrait of the frustration caused by helplessness, it also touches on the subjects of selfishness, corruption, and the stifling repression of Spanish fascism.
Tasio ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Shows the life of a man born at the foot of the Sierra de Urbasa mountain. Shows life in a small town involving coal mining, marriage, fishing, hunting, and saddling horses.
Adult children Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939) Comedy films Coming-of-age films Contests Criticism, interpretation, etc. Depressions Drama Families Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Foreign films Friendship Funeral rites and ceremonies Girls Good and evil Grief in children Guilt in children History Imagination in children Immigrants Inspiration Male friendship Man-woman relationships Melodramas (Motion pictures) Monsters Mothers--Death Motion pictures Motion pictures, Spanish Murder Parent and child Parents--Death Querejeta, Elías Self-reliance Sisters Sisters--Family relationships Social history Spain Spain--Madrid Spain--Vigo Teenage boys Thrillers (Motion pictures) Traveling motion picture theaters Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Unemployed Unemployment Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Multiple languages (4)
No Linguistic content (1)