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Torrent, Ana

Works: 72 works in 516 publications in 7 languages and 5,844 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Romance films  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor, Film editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.H5, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ana Torrent
The Other Boleyn Girl by Natalie Portman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big budget Hollywood adaptation of the historical novel by Philippa Gregory. The story is a fictionalized account of the life of Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) who was mistress to King Henry VIII (Eric Bana) before he married her sister, Anne (Natalie Portman). Set during one of the most dramatic periods in British regal history, the narrative focuses on the relationship and rivalry between the two Boleyn girls and the power game being played by their family in which the sisters are mere pawns. When Mary is ousted in favour of Anne, she leaves the King's Court to marry a commoner, but is compelled to return when her sister embarks on a reckless plan to try and save herself from ruin
El espíritu de la colmena = The spirit of the beehive by Víctor Erice( Visual )

108 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,561 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 )

84 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 849 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 )

84 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American-style thriller from Spain's newest director sensation Alejandro Amenabar (Open Your Eyes, The Others). Thesis (Tesis) is the story of Angela (Ana Torrent-Spirit of the Beehive, Cria), A University student who is writing a thesis on violence in the media. During her research, she comes across a "snuff film," A film in which a murder has actually been committed. She discovers that not only has the film been shot on the university campus itself, but she uncovers clues that the university's administrators may be involved in a series of student disappearances, leading her to the ultimate find : she might be the next victim. A superbly constructed thriller that generates and edge-of-your-seat suspense through the final scene!
Vacas by Julio Medem( Visual )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 374 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 dictates our fate
Iris by Richard Eyre( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This intense drama follows the odyssey of a woman whose life is marked by the horrors of the civil war
No-do( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 50 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
Juego de luna = Luna's game by Mónica Laguna( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 48 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
El Nido = The Nest by Jaime de Armiñán( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 46 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
Blood and sand( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 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
Cría! : the secret of Anna( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 32 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
Yoyes by Helena Taberna( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 27 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
L'esprit de la ruche by Víctor Erice( Visual )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 22 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 allure of Chanel by Paul Morand( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coco Chanel invited Paul Morand to visit her in St Moritz at the end of the Second World War when he was given the opportunity to write her memoirs; his notes of their conversations were put away in a drawer and only came to light one year after Chanel's death. Through Morand's transcription of their conversations, Chanel tells us about her friendship with Misia Sert, the men in her life - Boy Capel, the Duke of Westminster, artists such as Diaghilev, her philosophy of fashion and the story behind the legendary No. 5 perfume
The other Boleyn girl / #326( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 18 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
Los paraísos perdidos by Basilio Martín Patino( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 17 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
Carta a Eva( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in Spanish and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juana Doña, Carmen Polo y Eva Perón. Una comunista, la esposa de Franco y Eva, la inconfundible Evita. Tres mujeres que entrecruzan sus vidas durante la visita oficial de Eva en una España aislada del mundo en el mes de junio de 1947. Detrás de la pompa del recibimiento hay una preparación faraónica, negocios ocultos, batallas en la corte del "Caudillo" y la posibilidad de salvar una vida humana. Después de esta visita, ninguna de ellas volverá a ser la misma
Elisa, vida mia = Elisa, my love by Carlos Saura( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisa, mujer introvertida, acude en compañía de su hermana a celebrar el cumpleaños de su padre. Éste, que abandonó el hogar cuando ellas eran aún niñas, vive retirado en una finca en el campo, entregado a su labor como escritor
Ave María by Eduardo Rossoff( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Ines is a beautiful and intelligent mestiza, daughter of a Spanish duke and his Indian mistress, who lives in a monastery in the majestic times of the Spanish America. She possesses an unusual freedom due to the fact that her father is one of the main benefactors of the mission. Suddenly her life changes completely, when her love of science becomes a problem
Tesis by Alejandro Amenábar( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Angela begins researching her thesis on violence in TV and cinema she enlists the help of her tutor, Figueroa, who searches through the university library for violent material for her to watch. Upon finding Figueroa dead in the university projection room, Angela takes the tape he has been viewing ... she has in her possession a 'snuff' movie." [box cover note]
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El espíritu de la colmena = The spirit of the beehive
Alternative Names

Ana Torrent actrice espagnole

Ana Torrent attrice spagnola

Ana Torrent Spaans actrice

Ana Torrent spanische Schauspielerin

Ana Torrent Spanish actor

Ana Torrent Spanish actress

Ana Torrent spansk skådespelare

Ana Torrent spansk skodespelar

Ana Torrent spansk skuespiller

Torrent, Ana

Torrent, Ana (Traductora)

Torrent Bertrán de Lis, Ana 1966-

Άνα Τόρρεντ

Торрент, Ана

آنا تورنت بازیگر اسپانیایی

아나 토렌트