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Tornasol Films

Overview
Works: 156 works in 470 publications in 5 languages and 14,581 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Historical 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 )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crime-thriller about judicial cover-ups and corruption in Argentina, told through flashbacks
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,407 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
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 911 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
Machuca by Andrés Wood( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 882 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"
El hijo de la novia = Son of the bride by Juan José Campanella( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and French and held by 733 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. He reluctantly agrees to help when his father decides that he wants to renew his wedding vows and give his ailing wife the church wedding she always wanted, and the wedding and other unexpected events cause Rafael to reevaluate his life
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya is an undocumented worker 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 522 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 English and Spanish and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia se inicia cuando un estudiante argentino descubre el cuerpo sin vida de su casera, quien en su pasado supo ser parte del equipo que descifró el Código Enigma de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. A poco de ser hallada muerta, un profesor de lógica de Oxford recibe una nota advirtiendo que ese es el primero de una serie de asesinatos. Así, el estudiante y el profesor se unen en la búsqueda de la persona detrás de las muertes, utilizando códigos matemáticos para encontrar el patrón que sigue este asesino en serie
Sin dejar huella by María Novaro( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 380 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 by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 374 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
Triage( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 341 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 337 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 by Adolfo Aristarain( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 329 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
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

9 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 )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 317 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

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 desciption
A fond kiss-- by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 256 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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 236 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 )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 235 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 234 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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Spanish (137)

English (51)

Turkish (3)

French (1)

Italian (1)

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Lugares comunes = Common ground