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Tornasol Films

Overview
Works: 159 works in 423 publications in 4 languages and 13,795 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tornasol Films
The wind that shakes the barley by Cillian Murphy( Visual )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
El secreto de sus ojos The secret in their eyes by Juan José Campanella( Visual )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and his former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un cortejo fúnebre atraviesa la isla. Un nuevo sistema de traslado de difuntos se ha puesto en marcha. La caravana, formada por un funcionario, su esposa y el eterno enamorado de la difunta acompañan el féretro en el viaje desde Guantánamo a La Habana
Machuca by Andrés Wood( Visual )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart"--Container
El hijo de la novia by Juan José Campanella( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rafael Belvedere no está conforme con la vida que lleva. No tiene ideales, vive metido hasta el tope en el restaurante fundado por su padre; carga con un divorcio, no se ha tomado el tiempo suficiente para ver crecer a su hija Vicky, no tiene amigos y prefiere eludir un mayor compromiso con su novia actual. Además hace más de un año que no visita a su madre que sufre de mal de Alzheimer y está internada en un geriátrico. Rafael sólo quiere que lo dejen en paz. Pero una serie de acontecimientos inesperados lo obligarán a reflexionar sobre su situación. Y en el camino, le ofrecerá apoyo a su padre para cumplir el viejo sueño de su madre: casarse por la Iglesia"--Estuche
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
El aura The aura by Fabián Bielinsky( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Espinoza is a taxidermist marked with strange qualities--a photographic memory and random fits of epilepsy. To escape his lonely everyday life, he spends his time lost in fantasy about the perfect heist. When a fatal hunting accident presents a golden opportunity, he takes the chance to put his plot into action. But living in a world of real violence might bring a lethal dose of reality to Espinoza--and the beautiful young woman he's brought into his plan. Now he must decide if criminal perfection is worth the ultimate price."--Container
The Oxford murders by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman is murdered in Oxford. Her body is discovered by two men who meet for the first time at that moment: Arthur Seldom, a prestigious professor of logic, and Martin, a young graduate student who has just arrived at the University hoping to study with Seldom. It quickly becomes clear that this is the first in a series of murders, all of which are announced by the murderer with strange mathematical symbols. Professor and student join forces to try and crack the code
Lista de espera Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rundown bus station in rural Cuba becomes the backdrop for romance and miracles in Juan Carlos Tabio's blend of magical realism and social commentary
Sin dejar huella by María Novaro( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two women on the run: one a Spanish dealer in ersatz Mayan relics the other a young mother who has run away from her drug dealer boyfriend and who hopes to build a better life for her two children. The two women ultimately form a bond of solidarity and camaraderie that is put to the test when both a border officer and the boyfriend catch up with them
Cosas que dejé en La Habana Things I left in Havana by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three young, charming and beautiful sisters leave Cuba in search for the good life in Spain. Once in Madrid, they move in with their aunt who owns a sweatshop that makes fur coats. Since they lack work permits, their aunt plans to marry them off to suit her own interests. But a friend of their aunt's decides to protect the girls from these manipulations. That is until the friend and one of the sisters ends up falling in love with the same man
Triage ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a traumatic near-death experience in Kurdistan, Mark, a battle-scarred war photographer, returns home without his friend and colleague Colin. As Mark struggles to recover, he reveals the shocking truth behind Colin's disappearance
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There's precious little sweetness in Liam's life in the weeks before his 16th birthday: his mother is in prison, and his stepfather Stan is a bullying small-time drug dealer. Liam wants a normal life with mom, his older sister and her baby boy, in a caravan he picked out himself. Naïve, driven Liam comes to the attention of a local crime lord, who offers him employment--but with conditions that are merciless. Liam is locked into a destiny that he can't escape, by a country that has written him off. His dreams of escaping to a better life sabotaged by his own refusal to the misery common to his class
Lugares comunes Common ground ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fernando, professeur dans la soixantaine, enseigne la pédagogie à l'Université à Buenos Aires. Il est marié à Liliana. Tous les deux supportent tant bien que mal les privations, les incertitudes du futur, l'absence d'espoir. La crise monétaire en Argentine a des conséquences pour tout le monde, aussi pour Fernando et Liliana. Le monde intellectuel de Fernando est profondément altéré quand il reçoit sans préavis une lettre qui l'informe de sa mise en retraite anticipée. Un événement qui change leur vie pour toujours
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on legendary player for Manchester United. Cantona is there to lend a hand with raising his kids and showing him how to woo back his ex-wife. When the menace of crime threatens Bishop's home, Cantona's advice finally gets him to reach out to his friends that have always been ready to help via a con job that is quite effective
A fond kiss-- ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A second generation Pakistani in Glasgow falls for the White, Irish Catholic music teacher at his sister's school. They try to make the relationship work despite a tentative arranged marriage and parental and societal pressures
Plata quemada by Leonardo Sbaraglia( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When two gay thugs Angel (Eduardo Noriega) and El Nene (Leonardo Sbaraglia) join a plan to hold up an armored truck with a group of seasoned gangsters, their love and loyalty to each other is tested. Angel is wounded by police gunfire during the robbery, forcing El Nene to kill them all in a fit of rage. Things become complicated when they escape to Uruguay and the police threaten to torture the driver's moll if she doesn't tell them where they are. With their pictures plastered on the cover of every paper, drowning in drugs and alcohol, the gang begins to bicker. Against his boss's wishes El Nene leaves the apartment and roams the streets where he meets a prostitute named Giselle (Leticia Bredice) in whom he begins to trust.--From publisher description
Only human ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Leni comes home to introduce her fiance Rafi to her idiosyncratic Jewish family, everything goes smoothly until the lovers belatedly reveal that Rafi is Palestinian
Balada triste de trompeta The last circus by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Spanish circus clowns, hiding their true feelings which are caused by passion, politics and maybe heredity, are ultimately unable to control themselves when a lovely trapeze artiste comes between them
Martín (Hache) by Adolfo Aristarain( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martín "H" (for "hijo" [son in Spanish] thus his nickname, "hache" [Spanish for the letter "h"] or "Junior" in English) suffers an overdose after his girlfriend breaks up with him. Hache is directionless and difficult, so his mother sends him to live with his father, an Argentine expat who lives in Madrid. Martín tries to reach out to his son, but it soon becomes clear that Hache needs to leave his father's place and make his own way
 
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Languages
Spanish (117)
English (45)
Turkish (1)
Italian (1)
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