WorldCat Identities

Portillo, Blanca 1963-

Works: 81 works in 250 publications in 8 languages and 3,967 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  War films  Action and adventure films  History  Dark comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Educational films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Blanca Portillo
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns(volver)
Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )

59 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pedro Almódovar's acclaimed tale of sex, secrets and cinema. When her father becomes gravely ill, beautiful Lena consents to a relationship with her boss Ernesto Martel. An extremely wealthy and much-older man, he pays for her father's hospitalisation and provides her a lavish lifestyle. Lena's dream, however, is to act and she soon falls for the director of her first film - a project bankrolled by her jealous husband to keep her near. Upon his discovery of the affair, Ernesto stops at nothing to ruin Lena's happiness
La chispa de la vida by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Spanish and French and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roberto ... once had a promising career in advertising. Now out of work because of the economic downturn, he struggles to keep his family afloat and their dire situation a secret from his adoring wife Luisa ... After yet another dead end interview, Roberto's chances for a promising future seem slim--until a freak accident places him at the center of a wild media storm. Realizing his opportunity, Roberto hires a brazen agent to help him leverage his newfound fame into fortune, but Luisa begins to worry about what lengths Roberto will go to for his family's security"--Container
Elsa & Fred by Marcos Carnevale( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife dies, Alfredo's daughter helps him move to a smaller apartment to get his life back in order. Confused and lonely, he meets a woman named Elsa, who is determined to show him the joy that comes from living life to its fullest
Capitaine Alatriste by Agustín Díaz-Yanes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la España del siglo XVI, el valeroso soldado Diego Alatriste, a su vuelta Madrid tras combatir en Flandes, se ve obligado a malvivir como mercenario en una corte corrupta. Su destino quedará marcado, cuando al ser contratado para dar muerte a dos misteriosos personajes que viajan de incógnito, decide echarse atrás por intuir algo turbio en el asunto
Penélope Cruz in Zerrissene Umarmungen( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in German and Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein erblindeter Drehbuchautor erinnert sich an seine große Liebe und die Zeit, als er selbst noch Filme drehte, insbesondere seine letzte, nicht fertig gestellte Komödie. Ein "Film im Film im Film", der virtuos Zeit- und Handlungsebenen verschränkt und vieles in einem ist: Thriller, Telenovela, Melodram und Komödie, hochemotional und kühl durchkomponiert, voller Anspielungen und Bezüge auf Filme, Kunstwerke und das eigene Werk. Das Spiel mit Doppelungen und Identitäten wirkt mitunter überladen und atemlos, wenngleich die wandlungsfähige Hauptdarstellerin dem Ganzen einen magischen Fokus gibt. Trotzdem zählt der Film zum Anrührendsten und Schönsten, was das europäische Kino aktuell zu bieten hat. (, 20.9.10)
Siete mesas de billar francés( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed away. Charo, the dead man's lover, explains the dire traits suffered by the paternal business: a hall with seven billiard tables. Charo is convinced that the only way to pay off the debts is to sell the place. However, Angela learns that her husband has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Given this painful reality, Angela resolves to get on and rebuild her life. And the first thing she decides to do is put her savings into getting the old place and its seven tables back up on its feet."--Summary from IMDB
El patio de mi cárcel by Macías( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Madrid, a petty thief who cannot adjust to life outside of jail puts together a theater troupe her friends -- a prostitute, a gypsy, and a Colombian immigrant -- in an attempt to make a go at a relatively straight life
The Spark of Life : Tinkering with the Genetic Toolbox by Josef Breitenbach( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto is an unemployed and broke advertising executive, his finances are in despair and he is on the verge of losing himself. All of this is about to change when he finds himself hanging onto life by a thread following a terrible accident. The dramatic and somewhat absurd nature of the accident generates media attention and so taking advantage of his advertising experience, the protagonist decides to milk the situation, turning it into a media spectacle
Goya's ghosts by Miloš Forman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The painter Goya becomes involve with the Spanish Inquisition when his muse, Ines, is arrested by the church for heresy. Her father, Thomas, comes to him hoping that his connection with Brother Lorenzo, whom he is painting, can secure the release of his daughter
Acusados. el caso Metrópolis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosa Ballester (Blanca Portillo), una jueza sin escrúpulos, Joaquín de la Torre (José Coronado), un empresario con mucho que perder, Jorge Vega (Daniel Grao), un funcionario incorruptible, Laura Nieto (Silvia Abascal), una fotógrafa que se verá envuelta sin quererlo en la conspiración, junto a su hermana Sonia Nieto (Ana Allen) y Alex de la Torre (Alberto Amarilla), un joven con ambiciones de poder, se ven envueltos en una investigación judicial que cruzará sus vidas y les situará al borde del precipicio
El viaje de la tortuga Turtle, the incredible journey( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una pequeña tortuga marina sigue el camino de sus ancestros en uno de los más extraordinarios viajes del mundo natural. Nacida en una playa de Florida, atravesará la corriente del Golfo hasta llegar al norte helado, nadará por el Atlántico y llegará a África para regresar de nuevo a la playa que la vio nacer
7 vidas : :[primera temporada]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 vidas [quinta temporada]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lo mejor de-- 7 vidas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tercero B( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 vidas [sexta temporada]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El perro del hortelano by Pilar Miró( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptación al cine de la comedia en verso de Lope de Vega que se mantiene dicho verso en el guión de la película. Diana, condesa de Belflor se enamora de su secretario que a su vez está comprometido con la criada de Diana. Los celos mueven a Diana a separar a los amantes en una comedia que recrea el ambiente cortesano, las costumbres y los gustos de la época
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Alternative Names

Blanca Portillo actrice espagnole

Blanca Portillo aktore spanjolle

Blanca Portillo attrice spagnola

Blanca Portillo Spaans actrice

Blanca Portillo Spanische Schauspielerin

Blanca Portillo Spanish actress

Blanca Portillo spansk skådespelare

Blanca Portillo spansk skodespelar

Blanca Portillo spansk skuespiller

Portillo, Blanca

Бланка Портільйо

Портильо, Бланка испанская актриса

بلانکا پورتیو بازیگر اسپانیایی

블랑카 포르티요 스페인의 여자 배우




Los abrazos rotos = Broken embraces