WorldCat Identities

Bovaira, Fernando

Works: 110 works in 489 publications in 8 languages and 9,496 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Crime films  Biographical films  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Ghost films  Action and adventure films  War films 
Roles: Producer, pmn, fmp, tlp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fernando Bovaira
The others by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

66 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace, a devoutly religious mother, has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast, awaiting her husband's return from the war. Her two children both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that renders them extremely vulnerable to sunlight, prompting the rule of having only one door open in the house at a time. When one of the children claims to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly-arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but as events become stranger, she begins to wonder if something supernatural is indeed going on
Mar adentro = The sea inside by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

48 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in Spanish and English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Oscar-winning masterpiece about a quadriplegic's desire to die with dignity. Based on the true story of Ramon Sampedro, who was left a quadriplegic after a swimming accident some 28 years prior, the film focuses on the final months of Ramon's life and his attempts to win the right to an assisted suicide through the courts. Although this is a poignant and moving film, it is also full of humour. Directed by Alejandro Amenabar and stars Javier Bardem, Belen Rueda and Lola Duenas
Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in Spanish and Italian and held by 1,471 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
Agora by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 953 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting story which apparently starts off as a romantic drama but then unexpectedly and bravely veers into the grotesque, the unexplainable and truly terrifying, and even toys with science-fiction
Regression by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new regime has arrived at Litchfield and with it comes new business interests, spiritual movements, and parental problems that turn life behind bars upside down and ignite power struggles among Litchfield's residents and guards
Los amantes del Círculo Polar = Lovers of the Arctic Circle by Julio Medem( Visual )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 413 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 )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visually stunning and thematically adventurous look at passion, elusive relationships and deep bonds between people who thought they were strangers. Lucia is a young waitress in Madrid, who seeks refuge on a secluded Mediterranean island after the loss of her boyfriend. Amidst the glistening blue water, Lucia begins to piece together the dark corners of her past relationship
El viaje de Carol( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carol, una adolescente de madre española y padre norteamericano, viaja por primera vez a España en la primavera de 1938 en compañía de su madre (María Barranco). Separada de su padre, piloto en las Brigadas Internacionales al que ella adora, su llegada al pueblo materno transforma un entorno familiar lleno de secretos. Armada de un carácter rebelde, se opone a los convencionalismos de un mundo que le resulta desconocido. La complicidad con Maruja (Rosa Mª Sardá), las lecciones de vida de su abuelo (Álvaro de Luna) y su amor por Tomiche (Juanjo Ballesta) le abrirán las puertas a un universo de sentimientos adultos que harán de su viaje un trayecto interior desgarrado, tierno, vital e inolvidable."--Información impresa en el envase
Caníbal by Manuel Martín Cuenca( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 161 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 Alberto Méndez Borra( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 96 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 )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small town among Spain's Costa del Sol, this film tells the story of a band of professionals who plan the robbery of a small bank run by Modesto, a respectable middle-aged man. The robbers lock him inside a vault. While inside, he discovers a box that offers some answers to the mysterious forest fire death of his teenage daughter, which had been ruled an accident by authorities. This new evidence leads him to a world of corruption and foul play, which fuels his desire for revenge
La gran familia española = Family united by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 48 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
Open your eyes by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this steamy, intriguingly complex, psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. Cesar 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, Cesar'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
Les Autres by Alejandro Amenábar( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : Ile de Jersey, 1945. La seconde guerre mondiale est terminés mais le mari de Grace n'est pas encore rentré. Seule dans une immense demeure victorienne, elle élève ses enfants qui souffrent d'une étrange maladie: ils ne supportent pas la lumière du jour. Pour tous les occupants du domaine, une seule règle vitale : la maison doit rester plongéedans l'obscurité
Agora( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria
Primos( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 23 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
Fin Konec( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 22 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
Jealousy = Celos by Vicente Aranda( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man finds a photograph of his fiancée with another man and becomes obsessed with uncovering her secret past
Intacto = Intact by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo( Visual )

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

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
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.21 for The others ... to 0.74 for Les Autres ...)

Mar adentro = The sea inside
Mar adentro = The sea insideIntacto = Intact
Alternative Names
ボバイラ, フェルナンド