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Portillo, Blanca 1963-

Overview
Works: 61 works in 148 publications in 5 languages and 3,715 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Interviews  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Blanca Portillo
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member 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
Los abrazos rotos Broken embraces by S.A Deseo( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,073 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 )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 217 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 )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 125 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
Alatriste by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 107 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
Los abrazos rotos ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La historia de Mateo, Lena, Judit y Ernesto es una historia de "amour fou", dominada por la fatalidad, los celos, el abuso de poder, la traición y el complejo de culpa. Una historia emocionante y terrible cuya imagen más expresiva es la foto de dos amantes abrazados, rota en mil pedazos
Los abrazos rotos Etreintes brisées by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : "Harry Caine est un écrivain aveugle, qui vit et travaille avec l'aide de sa fidèle directrice de production, Judith García. Une nuit, le fils de Judith a un accident. Pour le distraire, Harry consent à lui parler de l'époque où, 14 ans auparavant, il s'appelait Mateo Blanco, et lui dévoile ce qui s'est véritablement passé durant ce jour tragique où il perdit la vue, son identité et l'amour de sa vie, Lena."
Siete mesas de billar francés ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 16 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
Zerrissene Umarmungen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7 vidas [cuarta temporada] ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spark of life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 9 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
El patio de mi cárcel by Belén Macías( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 9 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
La chispa de la vida Un jour de chance by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancien publicitaire à succès désormais sans emploi, Roberto ne supporte plus d'être au chômage. Désespéré, il veut faire une surprise à sa femme en l'invitant dans l'hôtel qui fut le théâtre de leur lune de miel... Rien ne se passe comme prévu... Satire mordante sur les dérives des médias dans la société...(Adav)
Los Abrazos rotos Zlomljeni objemi ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elsa y Fred Elsa & Fred by Marcos Carnevale( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Etreintes brisées ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Harry Caine est un écrivain aveugle qui vit et travaille avec l'aide de sa fidèle directrice de production, Judit García. Une nuit, le fils de Judit a un accident. Pour le distraire, Harry consent à lui parler de l'époque où, 14 ans auparavant, il s'appelait Mateo Blanco, et lui révèle ce qui s'est véritablement passé durant ce jour tragique où il perdit la vue, son identité et l'amour de sa vie, Lena."
Los abrazos rotos Broken embraces = [Les étreintes brisées] ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Résumé: Drame sentimental. Mateo Blanco a perdu la vue dans un accident de voiture survenu il y a quinze ans. Depuis, sous le pseudonyme de Harry Caine, l'ex-réalisateur écrit des scénarios. Diego, le fils de son agente Judit, lui prête main-forte. Ce dernier s'étonne de la réaction paniquée de sa mère à la suite de la visite chez Harry d'un cinéaste gai, fils de l'homme d'affaires Ernesto Martel, récemment décédé. À la faveur d'un voyage à l'étranger de Judit, Harry raconte toute l'histoire à Diego. En 1994, à la recherche de l'actrice principale de sa comédie "Filles et valises", il engagea Lena, maîtresse de l'influent Martel. Obsessivement amoureux et très jaloux, ce dernier décida de produire le film et de confier à son fils la réalisation d'un documentaire sur le tournage, histoire de garder Lena à l'oeil. Ce qui n'empêcha pas la jeune femme de s'engager dans une liaison passionnée avec son réalisateur. [(c) Médiafilm]. Contient, entre autres, un court documentaire sur les coulisses du tournage, une entrevue avec Penélope Cruz, des scènes supprimées et un court métrage réalisé par Almodóvar, The cannibalistic councillor. [SDM]
Zerrissene Umarmungen Los abrazos rotos ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 4 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. (www.zweitausendeins.de, 20.9.10)
Volver : guión cinematográfico by Pedro Almodóvar( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 3 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 (2006) by Pedro Almodóvar( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 3 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
 
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Alternative Names
BLANCA PORTILLO
Portillo, Blanca
Languages
Spanish (84)
German (5)
English (4)
French (2)
Catalan (1)
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