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Ayala, Fernando 1920-1997

Overview
Works: 41 works in 142 publications in 2 languages and 1,095 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Gangster films  Action and adventure films  History  Biographical films  Music videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Fernando Ayala
 
Most widely held works by Fernando Ayala
No habrá más penas ni olvido = Funny dirty little war by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una salvaje comedia negra sobre el estallido de una pequeña revolución en un tranquilo pueblo argentino, cuando un politico peronista acusa de comunista a un empleado municipal. Lo que sigue es una ridicula guerra que trae consigo un serio mensaje. Mientras su contenido politico es especialmente relevante para comprender las raices sociales y psicológicas de las dictaduras, su dura comicidad y su verdad sobre la insensatez humana dan esta historia un sentido universal
El Muerto = [The dead man]( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nineteenth century South America, a murderer, Benjamin Otálora, flees from Buenos Aires to Montevideo where he is befriended by an aging gangster
La noche de los lapices = The night of the pencils by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film based upon the testimony of Pablo Diaz, the only survivor of this tragic episode. In 1976, security forces kidnapped seven student leaders who were agitating for reduced bus fares. Four years later, Pablo was set free, while the other six were among the many who "disappeared" during the Argentine military dictatorship
La Patagonia rebelde by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film based on actual historical events involving the brutal military suppression of a series of strikes by rural workers in the southernmost province of Argentina in the early 1920's
El mural by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican muralist and communist, traveled to Argentina in the 1930s to give some conferences and paint a mural of a revolutionary subject. His purpose was doomed due to the nationalist spirit in the country at that time, so he accepted the invitation of a press mogul to collaborate in the cultural supplement of the newspaper and paint a mural in the basement of a villa. The mural underwent many vicissitudes as the villa changed hands, but it was finally reconstructed and restored in 2010 at the new Museum of Political Art in Argentina. This movie is a documented account of the making of the mural and of Argentine society of that time
A shadow you soon will be = Una sombra ya pronto serás by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory of contemporary Argentine society. The film follows a computer programmer who, after his train breaks down, takes to wandering aimlessly through remote regions of La Pampa, Viedma and Carhué. He meets a succession of equally lost souls, including a globe-trotting gambler, a circus owner whose performers left him "because the whole country was a circus" and a tarot card reader with large gaps in her knowledge of the future. Director Hector Olivera depicts a directionless society whose denizens have lost the will to work
Argentinísima by Fernando Ayala( Visual )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of Argentina is performed in various settings by Argentine musicians, each of whom reflect the particular style of a given region. Narration interspersed throughout the film provided background information on Argentina's culture and musical heritage
El jefe by David Viñas( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alberto de Mendoza plays the unsavory title role in El Jefe (The Chief). Holding his suburban neighborhood in thrall with a cotillion of muscular henchman, crime boss Mendoza is as crafty as he is brutal. Reporter Duilio Marizio hopes to bring down Mendoza's reign of terror, but instead ends up as one of El Jefe's paid stooges. The villain's downfall comes about when he momentarily loses his cool and commits a senseless murder; his subsequent behavior exposes him to one and all as the craven coward he really is
Plata dulce by Fernando Ayala( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers-in-law, Carlos and Rubén, own a shop together. When Carlos takes advantage of a financial opportunity, he becomes wealthy and powerful. Rubén continues managing the shop and ends up going bankrupt
La Fiaca = The sloth( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A normally model employee suddenly decides not to go to work and family, friends, etc. try to convince him to return to 'normality'
El Jefe = The boss by Carlos Hurtado( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beautifully shot movie from Argentina about a small band of men engaged in small time, get-rich quick schemes, with a charismatic but shady leader."--Internet movie database
Pasajeros de una pesadilla( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a real case, the film relates the decadence and corruption of a middle class family, whose parents were apparently murdered with no clue about who was responsible
Los Viernes de la eternidad = the Fridays of eternity( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man killed in a lover's quarrel comes back as a spirit to regain his wife's affection
Paula Cautiva( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Argentine man returning after many years in the United States falls in love with the daughter of a fallen aristocrat who works as a call girl
Con gusto a rabia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is based on a daring payroll robbery that took place in Buenos Aires on 29 August 1963. A group of right-wing guerrillas hijacked an ambulance and used it to raid the payroll office of a large hospital. Total take was about US$100,000, a huge amount for the time. The film's main character is a principal operative in this caper and others; he's a lost soul who worships Hitler. Opposite him is Mirtha Legrand, neglected housewife of a wealthy landowner. She falls for him even as she rejects his tendency to violence, and the romance builds to a tense climax
El arreglo by José Antonio Zorrilla( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a suburb of Buenos Aires, construction is underway to pipe in water. Unfortunately, only some of the inhabitants will benefit; the rest will be forced to continue relying on their worn-out pumps that constantly break down. The neighbors decide they will bribe the overseerer of the project; only housepainter Luis Bellamo refuses to go along with the plan, arguing that honesty is the greater good
Hasta que se ponga el sol by Aníbal Uset( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concert film of Buenos Aires Rock III (1972), featuring leading Argentine bands including Sui Generis, Arco Iris, Billy Bond y La Pasada and Color Humano
Diseños infantiles : multiuso by Susana Olveira( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nona by Héctor Olivera( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old lady with a voracious appetite is becoming an economic burden to her extended family, so they decide to find her a husband
Desde el abismo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the birth of her son, a young mother takes to drink while in the throes of post-partum depression
 
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Alternative Names
Fernando Ayala Argentijns filmregisseur (1920-1997)

Fernando Ayala Film director

Fernando Ayala regista, produttore cinematografico e sceneggiatore argentino

Айала, Фернандо

Languages
Spanish (109)

English (2)