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Portillo, Blanca 1963-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 123 publications in 6 languages and 3,594 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Interviews  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Blanca Portillo
Volver Return ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,840 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 ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie
La chispa de la vida ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 197 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 )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and German and held by 122 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
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 101 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)
Alatriste ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Diego Alatriste, a former soldier and mercenary who becomes a hero of Spain's 17th century imperial wars
Los abrazos rotos Etreintes brisées by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 35 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 15 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
7 vidas [cuarta temporada] ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El patio de mi cárcel by 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
The spark of life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 8 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
Los Abrazos rotos Zlomljeni objemi ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Etreintes brisées by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Caine est un écrivain aveugle... Mais il n'a pas toujours été aveugle ni écrivain, ni non plus Harry Caine... Un grand film sur l'amour et surtout l'amour du cinéma, un conte virtuose à voir et revoir
La chispa de la vida Un jour de chance by Alex de la Iglesia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 5 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)
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zwei Schwestern kehren aus Madrid in ihr Heimatdorf in der La Mancha zurück, um das Grab ihrer Familie zu pflegen. Beim Besuch ihrer betagten Tante werden Erinnerungen an dunkle Geschehnisse wach, die mit Eifersucht, Gewalt und Totschlag verbunden sind. (Lexikon des Internationalen Films)
Po sui de yong bao Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ju qing jian jie: mang yan de lao bian ju ha li ken en, 14 nian qian yin che huo er shi ming, ta yi zhi bu yuan qu hui xiang, zhi dao you tian he hao you zhu di de er zi di ya ge liao qi zhe duan guo wang...dang nian ha li shi zhi shou ke re de xin rui dao yan, kai pai xin pian<<nu hai yu shou ti xiang >>, xie hou le chu ru ying tan de nu yan yuan li na. li na shi zhi pian jin zhu ai ni si chong ai de nu ren , ta chu zi zhu ta pai pian yi yuan xing meng, ta que qing bu zi jin ai shang cai hua yang yi de dao yan. ai shang zhi pian de nu ren , zhu ding le zhe duan lian qing de bei ju jie ju. zao ren duo ai de ai ni si you ai sheng hen, jiang liang ren xiang yong de tou pai zhao pian si de fen sui. ta jue ding cui hui ta men de xing tu,yu shi bian jiang ha li wan cheng de ying pian quan bu zhong jian, qiang xing shang ying{21203d} zhe bu yun niang le liang ren ai qing de<<nu hai yu shou ti xiang >>guo ran e ping ru chao, er ha li he li na geng yin yi chang yi wai, liang ge ren zai mei you ji hui jian mian{21203d}
Volver (2006) by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 2 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
Los abrazos rotos Przerwane objęcia ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elsa & Fred ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broken embraces by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
BLANCA PORTILLO
Portillo, Blanca
Languages
Spanish (82)
English (3)
French (2)
German (1)
Italian (1)
Catalan (1)
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