Maura, Carmen 1945-
Most widely held works about Carmen Maura
Most widely held works by Carmen Maura
Volver Return ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,741 libraries worldwide
The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity.
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 830 libraries worldwide
Comedy film about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who discovers her lover is a Shiite terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife.
Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 569 libraries worldwide
An absurd black comedy that centers on Gloria, a very resourceful working class housewife and cleaning woman, who is hooked on amphetamines and must contend with her crazy family.
Ay, Carmela ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom.
Valentin ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
Valentin is a nine-year-old boy whose feuding parents have left him to be raised by his eccentric grandmother. With his father visiting only occasionally, Valentin is left to look to the other men in the neighborhood for father figures, and to replace his absent mother, he warms to Leticia, one of his father's many short-term girlfriends. When he tells her personal secrets about his father, however, Valentin jeopardizes their relationship. One of Valentin dreams is of being an astronaut one day. He sets out to discover the harsh realities about his parents, while bringing joy to those around him.
Matador ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod.
Tetro ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Naive, 17-year-old Bennie goes to Buenos Aires to search for his older brother whom he has not seen for ten years. With the success of their father Carlo, a renowned symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, Tetro, he is surprised to find that he is not the person he remembered. While staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past.
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Madcap comedy about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who is in love with a terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife.
La ley del deseo Law of desire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Cocaine-snorting homosexual hedonist writer-director Pablo Quintero is bereft--because his boyfriend Juan has just moved out. Pablo meets Antonio at a party, and they share a few passionate nights, but Antonio soon proves far too clingy for Pablo's taste. All hell breaks loose when Antonio comes across a sad, yearning love note from Juan, which ignites in Antonio a bonfire of jealous possessiveness. Pablo's transsexual sister Tina and her daughter Ada get involved in the mess as well. None of their lives will ever be the same because of this tragic unrequited love triangle.
Free zone ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 316 libraries worldwide
An unlikely relationship begins for an American girl living in Jerusalem, a cab driver on her way to Jordan, and a Palestinian woman living in an Economic Free Zone.
Entre tinieblas Dark habits ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 289 libraries worldwide
A nightclub singer hides out in a convent after her lover dies of an overdose. The nuns, who welcome her with open arms, have problems of their own.
Al otro lado To the other side ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The story of three young children in three different countries. Despite their differences and distances from each other, they all share the same dilemma of losing a parent to another country and then struggling with their loss.
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 279 libraries worldwide
When a woman's lover leaves her, she discovers that the police are looking for her because of his criminal activities. After talking to a female lawyer, she discovers that her lawyer is her old lover's new girlfriend.
Viva Pedro Special features ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Special features for "Viva Pedro: The Almodóvar Collection" set include cast and crew interviews, analyses of Almodóvar's works, biographical documentary, featurettes, and previews.
La comunidad Common wealth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Spanish and French and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Julia, a hard-working real estate agent, finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's apartment and is forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community of neighbors led by an unscrupulous administrator.
Viva Pedro the Almodóvar collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films.
Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Carmen's life is complicated. At 42 she is married to her third husband, Antonio, and has two children from previous marriages. She tries to carry on her professional career, without neglecting her relationship with Antonio, the house, her friends, or the emotional needs of the children.
Entre tinieblas Dark hideout ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Yolanda, a nightclub singer who goes on the "lam" after her lover dies of a drug overdose, takes refuge in the Convent of the Humble Redeemers. The nuns have their own problems with the Church, with the law and with their benefactor.
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Farce involving a woman in love with a terrorist.
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del Montón ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 125 libraries worldwide
An independent young heiress in trouble with the police has adventures with a punk rock band and a voyeur with a bearded wife.
Argentina Argentina--Buenos Aires Boys Brothers Bullfighters Civil War (Spain : 1936-1939) Cleaning personnel Comedy films Comedy films Dark comedy films Drama Dysfunctional families Emigration and immigration Entertainers Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films--for English speakers Foreign films Gay men Grandparent and child History Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Melodrama Mexico Mothers and daughters Mothers and sons Motion pictures Motion pictures, Spanish Murder Romantic comedy films Sex addiction Sisters Spain Spain--Madrid Spanish language Teenage boys--Conduct of life Thrillers (Motion pictures) Transsexuals United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vocational interests War films Women Women--Drug use Women--Mental health Working class families Working class women
García Maura, Carmen, 1945-
Maura, Carmen G. 1945-
Maura, Carmen García 1945-
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