WorldCat Identities

Tornasol Films

Overview
Works: 138 works in 479 publications in 5 languages and 14,742 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Gangster films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tornasol Films
El secreto de sus ojos = Secret in their eyes by Juan José Campanella( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamin, decides to write a novel based on an unresolved rape and murder case, which still haunts him. Ben shares his plans with Irene, a judge and former colleague he has secretly been in love with for years. But Benjamin's search for the truth puts him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, and tests the limits of a man who seeks justice and personal fulfillment at last
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,403 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
Machuca by Andrés Wood( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 973 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"
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this romantic comedy from the directors of Strawberry and Chocolate, Yoyita, now 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 cortège 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." -- Back of container
El hijo de la novia = The son of the bride by Juan José Campanella( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rafael 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 aludir 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". --Envase
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 722 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 520 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 483 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 392 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 383 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
Triage by Joey Bargsten-Yates( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 339 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
Cosas que dejé en La Habana = Things I left in Havana by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosas que dejé en La Habana (Things I left in Havana) tells the tale of three Cuban sisters wholeave Cuba for Madrid in search of a better life
Lugares comunes = Common ground by Adolfo Aristarain( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 328 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
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 319 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 )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 315 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
Plata quemada by Marcelo Piñeyro( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 266 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
A fond kiss-- by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 254 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
El método = The method by Marcelo Piñeyro( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven people are called for a job interview. They all take part in a psychological test known as the Gronholm Method, a series of questions, scenarios and bizarre test questions. People begin to take things personally as the competition becomes more intense
Balada triste de trompeta = The last circus by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 244 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
Only human by Teresa de Pelegrí( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After introducing her fiance to her Jewish family and them belatedly learing he is a Palestinian mass hysteria ensures
 
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Languages
Spanish (140)

English (52)

Turkish (4)

French (1)

Italian (1)

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Lugares comunes = Common ground