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Bovaira, Fernando

Overview
Works: 44 works in 184 publications in 2 languages and 7,483 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  War films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fernando Bovaira
Mar adentro = The sea inside by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, Spaniard Ramon Sampedro fights a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life. The film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life
Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions
The others by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace, a devoutly religious mother of two ailing children, has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast while awaiting her husband's return from World War II. When Anne begins claiming to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but chilling events and visions soon lead her to believe that something supernatural is indeed going on
Agora by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the end of the 4th century, a young slave in ancient Egypt must choose between joining the Christianity movement, which will give him freedom, and Hypatia, the woman he loves, who is his master and an atheist
Abre los ojos Open your eyes by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this steamy, intriguingly complex, psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. César tries to make sense of his life after a car crash leaves his once-handsome face grotesquely disfigured. After he is placed into a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn't remember committing, César's only hope is to delve into the depths of his subconscious mind where the answer to ending his living nightmare lies in his dreams"--Container
Los amantes del Círculo Polar = Lovers of the Arctic Circle by Julio Medem( Visual )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a chance meeting as eight-year-olds, Ana and Otto come to live under the same roof when Ana's mother and Otto's father marry. As the two grow older, they begin to discover an attraction for each other, delving deeper and deeper into a forbidden love. Destiny tears the family apart, but years later they are given one last chance to be reunited
Lucía y el sexo = Sex and Lucia by Julio Medem( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, Lucía seeks refuge on a quiet Mediterranean island where she meets a new man and begins to discover the dark secrets of her past relationship
El viaje de Carol by Imanol Uribe( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol, una adolescente de madre española y padre norteamericano, viaje por primera vez a España en la primavera de 1938 en compañía de su madre. Separada de su padre, su llegada al pueblo materno transforma un entorno familiar lleno de secretos
Caníbal( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, Spain. His life is a study in details, from the meticulous suits he creates for wealthy clients to the macabre murders he executes in the shadows. He performs these gruesome acts, including dining on the women he kills, without guilt or remorse. When Nina, a beautiful young immigrant from Romania, comes looking for her missing twin sister, she awakens in Carlos a kind of love he'd long since written off. As their relationship builds, based on secrets and deception, Nina's pure innocence will become undeniable, even by Carlos, a man driven by a dark secret. Cannibal is, in the end, a demon's love story
Los girasoles ciegos The blind sunflowers by José Luis Cuerda( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ourense Spain, trainee priest Salvador returns from the war in 1940, with some of his beliefs in tatters. He returns to the seminary, working as a teacher. One of his pupils is Lorenzo, whose father Ricardo, a fervent Republican, has gone into hiding in the family home aided by his wife Elena. Believing Elena to be a widow, Salvador clumsily begins to woo her, while puzzling over the contradictory remarks Lorenzo constantly makes. Lorenzo's older sister Elenita is pregnant, and she and her republican boyfriend Lalo attempt to run away and find freedom in Portugal. Salvador brings his suspicions to the attention of the rector, as Lorenzo, unable to lie successfully, is stripped of his innocence--and his father--by a war that he does not understand
Box 507 La caja 507 by Enrique Urbizu( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modesto, un hombre honrado y trabajador, dirige una sucursal bancaria en la Costa del Sol. Unos atracadores revientan las cajas de seguridad de su banco, dejando al descubierto un terrible secreto que revela un crimen donde murió su hija tiempo atrás
La gran familia española( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the mother left them, a Spanish farm family consists of a father and five grown sons. The youngest, Efrain, is getting married on the same day that Spain is playing in the World Cup soccer final. The film revolves around the two events
Jealousy Celos by Vicente Aranda( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man finds a photograph of his fiancée with another man and becomes obsessed with uncovering her secret past
Primos( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Diego is left standing at the altar, he and two of his male cousins take a trip down memory lane by going to the spot where they vacationed as children. There, the men flaunt their bachelorhood, and Diego meets the woman with whom he lost his virginity
Intacto Intact by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: When a bank robber named Tomas is the only survivor of a plane wreck, the luckless Federica thinks he's found the man who can defeat the Jew--the luckiest man alive, a Holocaust survivor who sits at the apex of a weird, underground world of increasingly dangerous gambles. But on their trail is a police detective named Sara who's pretty lucky herself--and as she learns more about how luck works, she begins to suspect she survived a car crash because she stole the luck of her husband and child, both of whom died
Luna llena Full moon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No te fallare: Based on a television program with the same name. High school has ended. Valle y Quimi decide to celebrate with their friends by taking a trip to the beach. There they promise to never separate and to always remain friends. Three years have past, the friends are reunited during a school party. They discover that many things have changed and for some the changes have been difficult
The end = Fin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réuni dans un chalet au fond des bois pour une fin de semaine, un groupe de huit amis se retrouve après s'être volontairement perdu de vue pendant vingt ans. Les retrouvailles sont chaleureuses, mais bien vite l'ombre d'Angel, dit le Prophète, vient réveiller de vieux souvenirs désagréables. Au cours de la soirée, une étrange lueur illumine le ciel, suivie immédiatement de divers phénomènes inexplicables: plus d'électricité, plus de réseaux cellulaires, etc. Les voitures ne fonctionnant plus, le groupe décide d'attendre au lendemain pour aller chercher de l'aide. Mais au matin, ils ne sont plus que sept
Lágrimas negras = Black tears by Ricardo Franco( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Después de dejar a su novia, Andrés, de vuelta a su casa, es atracado por dos mujeres. Cuando tiempo después encuentra a Isabel, una de las atracadoras, su obsesión por esta joven desequilibrada de familia acomodada provocará un giro inesperado en su vida que le conducirá a abandonar todo cuanto posee
Butterfly by José Luis Cuerda( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butterfly is a heartwarming tale about a young boy growing up in a small Spanish town. Moncho is timid aand fearful as he starts school for the first time. But with the nurturing guidance of his kind and devoted teacher, Don Gregorio, a world of possibilities begins to open up for young Moncho
Plenilunio by Imanol Uribe( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police inspector Manuel Cervera returns to the provincial city of his youth, investigating the particularly heinous murder of a schoolgirl. A 40ish recovering alcoholic with a wife in the local mental hospital, Cervera finds himself romantically drawn to the victim's teacher, Susana Grey
 
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Mar adentro = The sea inside
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