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Tornasol Films

Overview
Works: 153 works in 392 publications in 4 languages and 13,570 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Tornasol Films
The wind that shakes the barley by Ken Loach ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,352 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 )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,208 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 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this romantic comedy, Yoyita, a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace. Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings. As the cortege wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage
Machuca by Andrés Wood ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 797 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
Bread and roses by Ken Loach ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and French and held by 669 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 hijo de la novia by Juan José Campanella ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rafael is a 42-year-old divorced father and restaurant owner who is overwhelmed with life. He feels guilty that he doesn't visit his mother, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease; he lives in his father's shadow; he doesn't spend enough time with his daughter and he can't commit to his girlfriend. When a series of unexpected events occurs, Rafael re-evaluates his life
El aura The aura by Fabián Bielinsky ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 510 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dos hombres que se acaban de conocer, un prestigioso profesor de Lógica, y un joven estudiante que acaba de llegar a la universidad con la intención de hacer su tesis con Seldom, descubren el cadáver de una anciana. Pronto queda claro que éste es el primero de una serie de asesinatos, todos anunciados por el culpable a través de extraños símbolos. El profesor y el estudiante unen sus esfuerzos para desentrañar el código, convirtiéndose todo en un elaborado puzzle en el que nada es lo que parece
Sin dejar huella by María Novaro ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 374 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
Lista de espera Waiting list ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 340 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
Cosas que dejé en La Habana Things I left in Havana ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 332 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
Lugares comunes Common ground ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fernando, a respected university professor, and Lili, his devoted wife, have lived happily together in Buenos Aires for many years. Without warning, they find their comfortable life threatened when Fernando is forced into early retirement as a result of Argentina's economic crisis. Facing an uncertain future, the couple relocates to the countryside where they bravely set out on a new chapter of their lives
Triage ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 321 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 318 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
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric Bishop, a British soccer fanatic who is down on his luck, gets a surprise visit from Eric Cantona, the 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 )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 253 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 Marcelo Piñeyro ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true, spectacular 1965 crime spree which held Argentina & Uruguay hostage in a two-month stage of terror, Plata Quemada tells the story of Angel and Sam. These two young, sexy and inseparable killers are known as "Los Mellizos" in Spanish. The film is an action thriller of the exploits and red-hot passion of the two thugs. Not only unstoppable criminals, the two young men are also passionate gay lovers. The film is a recreation of their now-legendary story
Only human ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 231 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 Alex de la Iglesia ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sad Clown Javier finds work in a circus and befriends a cast of characters, including brutish Happy Clown Sergio, who humiliates Javier daily in the name of entertainment. He also meets Natalia, a gorgeous acrobat and abused wife of Sergio. Javier falls deeply in love with her and tries to rescue her from her cruel, violent husband, unleashing Sergio's jealousy. With neither man willing to back down, the twisted love triangle evolves into a ferocious battle that reaches unbelievable heights
Martín (Hache) by Adolfo Aristarain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 212 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 (101)
English (41)
Turkish (1)
French (1)
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