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Lola Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 103 works in 364 publications in 4 languages and 7,822 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Romance films  Sex comedy films  Biography  War films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lola Films (Firm)
Belle époque by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1931, Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he love?
Goya by Carlos Saura( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In GOYA IN BORDEAUX Carlos Saura tells the life story of the 18th Century Spanish painter Francisco de Goya. Actually, working with cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, he attempts to "paint" the story. Elaborately staged and beautifully photographed recreations of Goya's canvases come to life as Goya (Francisco Rabal), lying on his death bed, tells his daughter Rosario (Daphne Fernández) the story of his life. After a mysterious illness left him deaf, he changed from a craven, though immensely talented court painter of Spanish royalty, to a passionate painter focusing on the plight of Spain's poor during Napoleon's invasion. After the restoration of the monarchy, he went into exile in France. But he was still haunted by his love affair with the beautiful Duchess of Alba (Maribel Verdu), who the film portrays in flashbacks with the young Goya (played by José Coronado.) Their scenes together are bathed in the soft glow of candlelight, giving the feeling of a cherished erotic memory. These sequences are a direct contrast to the figures of death from his later paintings--some quite ghoulish--who leap from their canvases near the end of the film to almost literally scare the old man to death
The dancer upstairs by John Malkovich( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a Latin American nation nears collapse, idealistic policeman Agustin Rejas faces his greatest challenge: to catch the mysterious terrorist leader Ezequiel. Mass panic sets in as the terrorist attacks become more ferocious, and Rejas finds himself drawn to Yolanda, his daughter's beautiful ballet teacher. As the search for Ezequil comes nearer, he and Yolanda must choose between love, country or self
L'esquive by Abdellatif Kechiche( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in French and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krimo and Lydia, two childhood friends with opposite personalities, share their affection, arguments, and jealousies as they prepare for a school stage production
La niña de tus ojos = Girl of your dreams by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Civil War torn Spain, Germany invites a group of filmmakers to shoot two versions of the Andalusian musical drama "The girl of your dreams" in Berlin. Happy to leave the war behind them, the troupe of Spaniards starts filming in Hitler's Berlin. The hospitality upon their arrival has more to do with the youthful charms of Macarena Granada. What's more, the only Andalusion-looking extras in Germany are the gypsies and Jewish prisoners in a nearby concentration camp. When Macarena befriends one of the prisoners, the troupe must decide if the movie is more important than their lives
Jamón, jamón by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the romantic entanglements of the beautiful and pregnant underwear factory worker Silvia; José Luis, the father of her child and heir to the factory fortune; Raul, underwear model, seducer, and would-be-bullfighter; and Conchita, José Luis' doting mother, family matriarch, and Raul's lover
Lucía, Lucía( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's search for her missing husband ignites a dangerous and romantic adventure. Lucia finds herself in a triangle of love and friendship - with a re-awakened passion for life that's different from anything she ever imagined
La comunidad = Common wealth by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy set in a decrepit old house in the center of Madrid. One of the house's new residents is Julia Garcia, a real estate agent who has taken an apartment to revive her sagging marriage. One day, Julia and her unemployed husband Ricard, are attacked by cockroaches that rain down on them through a crack in the ceiling. During a subsequent investigation of the upstairs apartment, firemen discover a man's rotting corpse. Julia later conducts her own investigation of the apartment and discovers almost 15 million dollars hidden away under the floor boards-the result of a soccer pool win by the apartment's dead owner. She decides to take the winnings and run, but while removing the cash, meets her neighbor Ramona, who quickly becomes suspicious of Julia's activities. It turns out that everyone in the building knew about the money and agreed to share it amongst themselves, a plan severely compromised by Julia's desire to keep the money for herself
I have nothing to say and I am saying it by John Cage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life, music, and philosophy of the composer John Cage. Includes performances of his music, and comments by Merce Cunninghan, Yoko Ono, and Laurie Anderson
Soldados de Salamina by David Trueba( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer is assigned to write about the Spanish Civil War. After her article is published, she receives a letter which leads her to research the shooting of the poet Rafael Sánchez. She becomes intrigued by the identity of the mysterious soldier who spared Sanchez' life
A matador's mistress( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of legendary Spanish matador Manolete and his romantic quest for his hot-tempered girlfriend Lupe Sino's heart, which continued until 1947, when he died in the bull ring at age 30
La Celestina by Gerardo Vera( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calisto is a young knight who has fallen madly in love with a beautiful maiden. Failing in his endeavors to win her over, Calisto is prompted by his unscrupulous servant to seek the help of the witch Celestina
Tierra by Julio Medem( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in Spanish and German and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called to fumigate the land after a plague of woodlice imparts a distinctive, earthy taste to the wine, Angel tries vainly to keep body and soul together even as he falls in love with demure, unhappily married Angela and in lust with the highly sexed Mari: women reflective of his own split personality. Is he insane-- or is he really connected to the cosmos?"--Container
No se lo digas a nadie( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the alleged autobiography of gay Peruvian talk show host Jaime Bayly, this is the story of Joaquin, a troubled youth from a well-to-do family in Peru, who must overcome the domineering influences of his macho, racist father and obsessively religious mother to discover his true sexual nature
Segunda piel = Second skin by Gerardo Vera( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Elena discovers that her husband, Alberto, is involved in a passionate affair with another man, he tries desperately to convince her - and himself - that the affair was a mistake. But he soon finds that his love is real. When Alberto is encouraged to start a new life, one that is true to his real feelings, this strange triangle takes a turn that no one expects
Libertarias by Vicente Aranda( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain, July 19, 1936. The Spanish Civil War has just begun and women as always play their part in this human tragedy. Maria, an innocent young nun, is forced to leave the convent after the arrival of the revolutionary troops in Barcelona. She takes refuge in a brothel where she meets a group of "Libertarias," women "drafted" as freedom fighters
El embrujo de Shanghai = Shanghai spell by Fernando Trueba( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This historical epic paints a lush yet realistic version of Barcelona in the 1940s. It follows the story of Dani, a young boy whose father was killed in the brutal violence of the Spanish Civil War. It is the start of a hot Spanish summer, and Dani is enlisted to care for a crazy neighbor--a Captain who is suffering posttraumatic stress and on an obsessive quest to close down a local industrial plant. Along with having to care for this damaged soul, Dani finds himself drawn to an older woman, the beautiful daughter of an anarchist who is dying of tuberculosis."--Http://movies.yahoo.com
Gaudi afternoon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alone in a foreign city, Cassandra must solve a family's darkest, deepest secrets before she can confront her own past
Son de mar by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small village in the Mediterranean, Martina falls in love with Ulises, the new high school teacher. They marry and begin a happy life until Ulises disappears during a fishing trip. Martina remarries and Ulises suddenly returns
El portero = The goalkeeper( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supposedly famous goalkeeper from Madrid, whose claim to fame stems from having stopped nine successive penalty kicks in league matches, turns up in beautiful post-civil war Asturias, and gets entangled with the marquis
 
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Belle époque
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I have nothing to say and I am saying itSegunda piel = Second skin
Alternative Names
LolaFilms S.A.

Languages
Spanish (133)

English (22)

French (8)

German (1)