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Querejeta, Elías

Works: 53 works in 353 publications in 3 languages and 3,860 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Coming-of-age films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Scenarist, Interviewee, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Elías Querejeta
Most widely held works by Elías Querejeta
The spirit of the beehive = el espíritu de la colmena by Víctor Erice( Visual )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 1,091 WorldCat member 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
Mondays in the sun = Los lunes al sol by Fernando León( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 601 WorldCat member 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 by Carlos Saura( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 524 WorldCat member 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
Barrio by Fernando León( Visual )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 326 WorldCat member 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 Garden of delights by Carlos Saura( Visual )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 177 WorldCat member 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
Cuando vuelvas a mi lado = By my side again by Santiago Tabernero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three estranged sisters meet again on the death of their mother. In spite of not having said a word for the past thirty years, she has left specific instructions to be carried out after her death. Her ashes are to delivered to her best friend, a childhood companion, and the girls' fugitive father. To fulfill her wishes the three women must leave the urban cocoon of Madrid for the remote hinterland of Galicia, their childhood home
Peppermint frappé by Carlos Saura( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian, un reprimido médico cuarentón, que vive aislado en Cuenca, intenta transformar a su enfermera Ana, una joven morena e introvertida, en la desinhibida Elena, la rubia mujer de su amigo de la infancia Pablo. Julián movido por unos excesivos celos, convierte este atípico triángulo amoroso en una violenta historia
Elisa, vida mia = Elisa, my love by Carlos Saura( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member 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
Historias del Kronen by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 87 WorldCat member 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
Tasio by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The childhood, love, adventures and ordinary life of Tasio, a coal miner in rural Navarre
Letters from Alou = Las cartas de Alou by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alou arrives in Spain without the proper papers and without a penny to his name. He is, however, rich in hope and perseverance. Soon, Alou finds work; it is the kind of work that only illegal immigrants can get. He learns to survive in a different culture and he learns to deal with discrimination. First Alou has to learn to speak Spanish, and then he learns how to navigate himself around the new land without being caught by the police or cheated by others. Alou makes friends; they are mainly other illegal aliens who survive by helping each other out. He also finds romance with a Spanish girl
Pascual Duarte by Ricardo Franco( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vision of the post-war era as seen through the eyes of a destitute peasant. Concerns the son of an alcoholic father and an unloving mother who is pushed by circumstances into a series of terrible acts
La prima Angelica by Carlos Saura( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man, years after his mother's death, complies with her wish to be buried in a Castillian city. While there, he relives some old passionate memories
El desencanto by Jaime Chávarri( Visual )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film about the poet Leopoldo Panero, who died in 1962. Through a series of interviews, his widow, Felicidad Blanc, and their three sons talk about his death, themselves, and their family history
Ana y los lobos by Carlos Saura( Visual )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film deals with a woman and her three sons, each one symbolic of one of the repressive elements of Spanish society: politics, religion and sex. A poor English governess enters the service of this household and becomes the victim of the brothers' attentions, aggressions and cruelty
Cría! : the secret of Anna( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member 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
El sur by Adelaida García Morales( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estrella, a little girl from Southern Spain who has been uprooted to the North. Estrella maintains a sentimentalized attachment to the region of her birth, an attachment manifest in her love for her father. The girl's fond memories are shattered when she learns that her father once carried on an affair with a Southern woman, and that the flames of passiion still smolder within him
Héctor by Gracia Querejeta( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his mother, 16 year old Hector moves into his aunt's flat in a blue-collar suburb of Madrid. The dramatic change of lifestyle coupled with a visit by his estranged father requires difficult decisions for Hector
Mamá cumple 100 años = Mama turns a 100 [sic] by Carlos Saura( Visual )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the 100th birthday celebration of the great matriarch. Mama's children are gathered at her country estate and they are plotting to make this birthday her last one
Familia by Fernando León( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic treatment of the Spanish family a father is greeted on his birthday by a present from his son which he does not appreciate
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.04 for The films ... to 0.79 for Héctor / ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mondays in the sun = Los lunes al sol
Alternative Names
Querejeta Gárate, Elías 1934-2013

Mondays in the sun = Los lunes al sol