WorldCat Identities

Tornasol Films

Works: 173 works in 614 publications in 4 languages and 15,657 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Historical films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tornasol Films
El secreto de sus ojos = The secret in their eyes by Juan José Campanella( Visual )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. As the Irish freedom fighters bold tactics bring the British to a breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test
Machuca by Andrés Wood( Visual )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,086 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 = The son of the bride by Juan José Campanella( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 852 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 happen, Rafael re-evaluates his life
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 709 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
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 613 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 aura = The aura by Fabián Bielinsky( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 503 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 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 474 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
The man who killed Don Quixote( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toby is a disillusioned director, currently heading commercials, that becomes pulled into a world of fantasy and memory when he's reunited with a Spanish cobbler who he cast as Don Quixote in a student film years earlier. The old man now believes himself to be the legendary character, and Toby to be Sancho Panza, who must play along with the delusion as he also attempts to fulfill his professional duties and rescue a young woman who believed his seductive words in the past
Lista de espera = Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a rundown bus station in rural Cuba, the line of passengers waiting just keeps getting longer. The problem is that every bus that passes by is already full. Their only hope is to wait for the station's bus to be fixed. As the disparate group settles in, relationships start forming between the passengers: Emilio, a young engineer, becomes smitten with a beautiful young woman who is en route to meet her Spanish fiancé, a blind man gets support from the others to go to the head of the line. Frustration and disorder reign when the one bus breaks down and no one can leave. Resigned to working together, the group magically transforms the station into a beautiful place where no one wants to leave."--Container
Sin dejar huella by María Novaro( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 382 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having left Havana for Madrid, three Cuban sisters find their aunt and a man who tries to seduce and exploit them
Triage by Joey Bargsten-Yates( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 327 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 David. As Mark struggles to recover, he reveals the shocking truth behind David's disappearance
Lugares comunes = Common ground by British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respected literature professor Fernando (Federico Luppi) and his wife, Lili, (Mercedes Sampietro), a social worker, find their world turned upside down when Fernando receives a forced early retirement notice, a result of the economic crisis in Argentina. This is a story about love, getting older, and discovering what is important in life. It is also a social commentary on the current state of life in Argentina where thousands of Argentinans have had to face a similar end to their secure middle class existence. Fernando and Lili are forced to sell their apartment in the city, purchase a farm and bravely set out on a new style of living. Their adjustment to rural life has its moments of sadness but their striving to live out their lives with dignity and purpose is profoundly human. an honest film and one that celebrates the strength of a loving family
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 310 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 )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 294 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 )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 282 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
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 280 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
El método by Marcelo Piñeyro( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven people are called for a job interview. They all take part in a psycgological 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
A fond kiss-- by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 240 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
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Lugares comunes = Common ground
Spanish (174)

English (68)

Turkish (3)

Italian (1)