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Torrent, Ana

Overview
Works: 78 works in 359 publications in 8 languages and 5,432 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Historical drama  Fiction  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1995.9.H5, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ana Torrent
The other Boleyn girl by Philippa Gregory ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne Boleyn is a doe-eyed vixen who is ordered by her power-hungry uncle to bewitch King Henry VIII. Her shy sister Mary has always been in Anne's shadow. Anne is prettier, more accomplished, and desired by many men. So when the King picks Mary as his mistress, Anne turns on her sister and schemes to become not only the King's consort, but his new queen. Though the Boleyn girls' mother points out that her 'daughters are being traded like cattle for the advancement of men, ' it is Anne who ultimately throws her slight weight around to bully Henry into doing her bidding
El espíritu de la colmena The spirit of the beehive by Víctor Erice ( Visual )
64 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Only dimly aware of the shadow of World War II somewhere beyond the Castilian plateau, sisters Isabel and Ana must occupy themselves as their preoccupied scientist father and isolated, languishing mother move in their solitary orbits. After attending the screening of James Whale's "Frankenstein" at a makeshift movie theater in town, Ana becomes obsessed with the idea of befriending the imaginary monster. Largely wordless, the film functions as a striking trompe d'loeil about childhood imagination versus the wider perspective of the adult world
Cría cuervos by Carlos Saura ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot while General Franco was on his deathbed, the film melds the personal and the political in a portrait of the legacy of fascism and its effects on a middle-class family
Tesis by Alejandro Amenábar ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angela is preparing a thesis on violence and the media. Figueroa, her project director, accidentally discovers a snuff film and on the following day he turns up dead. Angela's curiosity gets her in up to her neck
Vacas by Julio Medem ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Spanish and Basque and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A saga spanning over half a century of the twisted goings on between families in Northern Spain. From the Carlist Wars of 1875 to the Spanish Civil War in the thirties, the fathers, sons and grandsons are locked in an absurdly stubborn and emotionally exhausting conflict. Sometimes there seems to be no escape from how family ties dictate our fate
The spirit of the beehive by Víctor Erice ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small Castilian village in 1940, directly following the country's devastating civil war, six-year-old Ana attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes haunted by her memory of it. Produced as Franco's long regime was nearing its end, this film is both a bewitching portrait of a child's inner life and an elusive, cloaked meditation on a nation trapped under tyranny
Cria! ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a little girl's reaction to her father's death
Iris ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This intense drama follows the odyssey of a woman whose life is marked by the horrors of the civil war
Juego de luna Luna's game by Mónica Laguna ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luna earns a living the only way she knows how: by playing poker. Her talent has taken her to the top of a profession dominated by men, and she becomes the lead player in a special game in which the stakes are much higher than a big stack of chips
No-do ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Francesca is a young pediatrician, traumatized by the loss of a child through crib death. When the family moves to a new home in the country, supposedly to help her recover from the experience, she begins seeing completely inexplicable things. The house in which they now live seems to hide terrible secrets. Both the cellar and the attic are locked and barred to the family--and it is from both of these places that Francesca receives nocturnal visits that are slowly driving her mad"--Container
Blood and sand ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In pursuit of his dream to become a matador, a young man becomes obsessed with a rich, sexy, evil woman, jeopardizing his marriage and his career
El espíritu de la colmena L'esprit de la ruche by Víctor Erice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Espagne, 1940, peu après la fin de la guerre civile. Un cinéma itinérant projette Frankenstein dans un petit village perdu du plateau castillan. Les enfants sont fascinés par le monstre et, parmi eux, la petite Ana, 8 ans, se pose mille et une questions sur ce personnage terrifiant. Sa grande soeur, Isabel, a beau lui expliquer que ce n'est qu'un truc de cinéma, elle prétend pourtant avoir rencontré l'esprit de Frankenstein rôdant non loin du village... Dans l'histoire du cinéma, "L'Esprit de la ruche", réalisé par le cinéaste espagnol contemporain Víctor Erice, est un des films les plus importants sur l'enfance - les enfants et le cinéma, leur rapport à la réalité, leur regard sur le monde des adultes
El Nido The Nest ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alejandro, an energetic, attractive but lonely 60 year-old widower, meets Goyita, an intelligent and determined 12 year-old girl. They develop a deep, sympathetic relationship which eventually has a tragic outcome
Vacas Cows ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A saga spanning over half a century of the twisted goings on between families in Northern Spain. From the Carlist Wars of 1875 to the Spanish Civil War in the thirties, the fathers, sons and grandsons are locked in an absurdly stubborn and emotionally exhausting conflict. Sometimes there seems to be no escape from how family ties dictat our fate
Yoyes by Helena Taberna ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Dolores González (aka "Yoyes"), a woman who made it to the directive committee of ETA (the terrorist-separatist group from the Basque Country, Spain) in a time where the activities of the band might be justified in some way (the last years of Franco's dictatorship). Once the band began to murder civilians she decided to leave. She was exiled in Mexico for 12 years, then came back to Spain to live an ordinary life. ETA shot her in the head in front of her little daughter - they considered that she was a traitor
Cría! the secret of Anna ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surrounded by tragedy and death, a nine-year old girl comes to believe that she has the power of life and death over those close to her
L'esprit de la ruche by Víctor Erice ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Espagne, 1940, peu après la fin de la guerre civile. Un cinéma itinérant projette Frankenstein dans un petit village perdu du plateau castillan. Les enfants sont fascinés par le monstre et, parmi eux, la petite Ana, 8 ans, se pose mille et une questions sur ce personnage terrifiant. Sa grande soeur, Isabel, a beau lui expliquer que ce nest quun truc de cinéma, elle prétend pourtant avoir rencontré lesprit de Frankenstein rôdant non loin du village A la fois un conte merveilleux sur les pouvoirs du cinéma, une métaphore politique subtile de l'Espagne postfranquiste et un modèle inaltérable de fantastique suggestif
The nest ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alejandro, an energetic, attractive but lonely 60 year-old widower, meets Goyita, an intelligent and determined 12 year-old girl. They develop a deep, sympathetic relationship which eventually has a tragic outcome
Beiak Vacas ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Vacas" es una historia de conflictos, pasiones y relaciones entre dos familias vascas a lo largo de tres generaciones; tres generaciones de hombres y también tres generaciones de vacas. Desde 1875, durante la segunda guerra carlista, hasta el inicio de la guerra civil en 1936, para esas tres generaciones de hombres la vida pasa escribiendo con cuchillo su ternura y su crueldad, su romanticismo y su locura ... ante la mirada sin juicio de la txargorri, la pupille y la blanca, las omnipresentes vacas. (DVD-Hülle)
Los paraísos perdidos ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This literary film is imbued with the disenchantment of Spanish exiles who left their homes to protest Franco's fascist regime and then returned after its demise to find that democracy had not instilled either ethics or deep motivation in government leaders. Director Basilio Martin Patino presents his story, (a large part of the film is based on his own life), through the experiences of an exiled heroine played by Charo Lopez. She has returned to Spain to look for meaning in her life, something that she never found living in Germany, not even after having a child. She is also in the process of translating the German lyric poet Friederich Hölderlin into Spanish, focusing on his epic Hyperion. Excerpts from the translation are voiced over throughout the film. As she looks up old friends from many years ago, she finds even those who have achieved worldly success are suffering from the same ennui that propelled her back home
 
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Alternative Names
ANA TORRENT
Torrent, Ana
Torrent Bertrán de Lis, Ana, 1966-
Languages
Spanish (233)
English (16)
French (5)
Japanese (4)
German (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
Basque (1)
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