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Medeiros, Maria de

Works: 157 works in 429 publications in 8 languages and 6,276 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Love stories  Fiction  Diaries  Biography  Interviews  Military history  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Narrator, Film editor, Scenarist, Director, Singer, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1995.9.F54, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Maria de Medeiros
Pulp fiction by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )
42 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption
The saddest music in the world by Guy Maddin( Visual )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isabella Rossellini stars as a Depression-era beer baroness who sponsors a contest to find the world's saddest tune in this dark comedy
Henry & June by Philip Kaufman( Visual )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore the relationships between the writers Anaïs Nin and Henry Miller, and his wife June in Paris 1931
Poulet aux prunes = Chicken with plums by Marjane Satrapi( Visual )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser-Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed and await death"--Container
My life without me by Isabel Coixet( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ann (Sarah Polley) is 23, has two daughters, a husband, Don (Scott Speedman) and lives in a trailer at the back of her mother's house in Vancouver. Her grey existence is transformed however when she discovers she has an untreatable condition. Keeping this a secret, she makes a list 'Things to do before Dying' which she completes little by little. Unexpectedly, Ann discovers an appetite for life that drives her to live with a sensual and furious intensity she had not known before. She prepares her daughters life without her, meets a man (Mark Ruffalo) whom she seduces, and paradoxically heals... and faces each next day with a courage she never knew she had." -- Foxmovies
Capitães de abril April captains by Maria de Medeiros( Visual )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Portugal on April 24, 1974 the words of poet Jose Alfonso sparked rebellion among military troops against the oldest dictatorship in Europe
Huevos de oro Golden balls ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benito Gonzalez is a young man whose sexual desires are as great as his ambition to succeed in his construction business. When he marries beautiful Marta, daughter of a wealthy financier, his fortune seems golden. Yet he continues to see Claudia his secretary, and soon his relationship with Marta becomes strained -- until Marta and Claudia meet. Benito's ultimate wish may come true
Akermania ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J'ai faim, j'ai froid (I'm hungry, I'm cold): Two young Belgian girls run away from their home in Brussels. They spend a day and an evening in Paris looking for food and love, with comic and poignant results. Saute ma ville: A young woman comes home to her apartment in Brussels, where she cooks pasta and seals herself in with duct tape. The story ends with a bang. Akerman's first film made at the age of 18. Hotel Monterey: A stark, silent look at a N.Y. pension hotel
Stranded ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first manned mission to Mars crashes. With no resources and no time to wait for rescue, they have one alternative: three must die so the other two can survive. Three are chosen and leave. As they descend to the depths of the red planet, they discover an ancient ministry that may hold the key to their salvation
Pulp fiction Fiction pulpeuse ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clever, dark film that tells 4 separate stories that are gradually brought together. Involved are two low-rent hit men, their boss and his sexy wife, a prizefighter and a pair of desperate robbers
Adan y Eva ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catarina, a bisexual reporter, decides to have a child and chooses a doctor to father her child. Her live-in girlfriend seeks revenge when she reveals her pregnancy. To make matters worse, Catarina starts falling in love with Francisco, another reporter
Il compleanno David's birthday ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A group of old friends rent a magnificent Italian seaside villa to spend the afternoon together. Their happy reunion changes, however, when Shary and Diego's son shows up. Amazingly handsome, David (real-life Armani model Thyago Alves) attracts everyone's attention. Even happily married psychiatrist Matteo (Massimo Poggio) finds himself drawn to the young man, although he carefully hides this from his wife (Maria de Medeiros). Soon a dangerous tension builds up, although the friends pretend nothing is wrong. Before it ends, this vacation will indelibly mark all of their lives"--Container
Chicken with plums ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For their lovely, yet tragic film, graphic artists Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud reunite for a second story drawn from Satrapi's family's rich history. Instead of an animated feature, like Persepolis , they turn to live action. In pre-revolutionary Tehran, Nasser-Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric) comes across as a curmudgeon who cares more about his career than his family, but there's more to the musician than meets the eye. With his son's help, he sets out to replace his broken violin, leading to adventures with a mysterious woman (Golshifteh Farahani) and a magical merchant (Jamel Debbouze, delightful), but when no suitable replacement materializes, Nasser announces his plan to pack it in. As he lies in bed, waiting to die, he reflects on incidents involving a judgmental clockmaker (Serge Avedikian) and his headstrong mother (Isabella Rossellini). Then, he meets the Angel of Death (narrator Edouard Baer), who gives him a glance at the fates that await his loved ones, much as in A Christmas Carol (Chiara Mastroianni plays his adult daughter). Meanwhile, his wife (Maria de Medeiros) plies him with delicacies, like chicken with plums, but he insists that death is the only solution, which makes this sound like a grim affair, except Satrapi and Paronnaud find the humor in the scenario and the beauty in the milieu, combining stylized sets and hand-drawn backdrops. Much as with Sean Penn's guitarist in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown , Amalric never strives to make Nasser-Ali likable, but he succeeds in making this stubborn man understandable. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
La vida sin mi My life without me ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A young woman conceals the fact of her terminal cancer to live her life with a passion she never had before."--Internet movie database
Riparo = Shelter me by Marco Simon Puccioni( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna en haar geliefde Mara helpen een Marokkaanse immigrant naar Italië en aan werk. Er ontstaat een ingewikkelde driehoeksrelatie
Airbag by Asegarce Zinema( Visual )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juantxo, a mama's boy, is engaged to be married. A few days before his wedding, Juantxo's friends persuade him to go out with them. Juantxo falls for an exotic prostitute. Unfortunately, he loses his fiancee's expensive engagement ring. They have three days to find it. Their journey takes them on a riotous road trip where they become involved in a gangland war
Riparo Shelter me ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lesbian couple Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that a young Moroccan immigrant has managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. They decide to take him in, leading to unexpected consequences for their family."--Container
Elvire Jouvet 40 by Benoît Jacquot( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benoît Jacquot filme l'ingénieuse entreprise de Brigitte Jaques qui transpose pour la scène sept leçons données par Louis Jouvet, au conservatoire en 1940, à l'élève Claudia s'exerçant sur le personnage d'Elvire de Dom Juan. Les leçons sont extraites de "Molière et la comédie classique", ouvrage de Louis Jouvet édité chez Gallimard en 1965. À partir du spectacle créé en 1986 au théâtre national de Strasbourg, Benoît Jacquot signe un film éblouissant sur le théâtre et l'apprentissage du métier d'acteur. Philippe Clévenot, projeté dans le personnage de Louis Jouvet aux côtés de son élève Maria de Meideros, exhume l'art et la méthode du maître qui s'attache sans relâche à commenter Molière, en même temps qu'il expose avec lyrisme la pratique de la diction, la respiration, la situation dramatique et "le sentiment". Le film fixe dans le mouvement la rencontre fugitive et énigmatique du mot et du corps. Rencontre d'autant plus boulversante que la guerre sépare le maître de l'élève. Claudia, après avoir reçu le premier prix de sa classe au conservatoire, est interdite de scène du fait de ses origines juives; Jouvet est conduit à s'exiler
Porto da minha infância ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His family home has disappeared, the hanging tree is gone, and so are the candy stores, the Crystal Palace, and Guilhermina, his cousin and first love. A docu-drama bringing to life memories from the director Manoel de Oliviera's early days
Silvestre by João César Monteiro( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in Portuguese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plot of the film is taken from two traditional Portuguese tales, 'The maiden who went to war, of Judeo-Iberian origin, and a novella, 'The dead one's hand' orally transmitted. Dom Rodrigo has two daughters, one legitimate, the other bastard, Silvia and Susana. Growing old, and without male heir, he decides to marry off Silvia this a neighbour, a rich nobleman, Dom Paio
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Alternative Names
De Medeiros, Maria.
De Medeiros Maria 1965-....
English (88)
Spanish (41)
Portuguese (31)
French (20)
Italian (10)
German (5)
Multiple languages (1)
Catalan (1)