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Vives, Camilo

Works: 59 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 2,728 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Religious films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Short films 
Roles: Producer, Author, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Camilo Vives
La última cena = The last supper by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

23 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Havana at the end of the 18th century, a guilt-ridden count invites twelve of his plantation slaves to a "last supper" during which he attempts to teach them what he sees as the crucial elements of Christianity, namely, submissive obedience to their master and joy in suffering. When the count breaks his word, however, and forces the slaves to work the next day (Good Friday), they revolt and the count's punishment is swift and brutal
Lista de espera = Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 366 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
Nada + by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lighthearted story of a Cuban postal worker, and how she copes with her dreary life
Barrio Cuba( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at life and everyday struggles in Havana through three main stories -- when a woman dies in childbirth, the new father runs away; a lonely woman is courted by an older man, but can't forget her first love; a couple's relationship crumbles when they can't conceive a child
Lucia by Humberto Solás( Visual )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the theme of women and revolution by following the lives of three different women named Lucía during three different revolutionary periods of Cuba's history: the Cuban War of Independence in 1895, the Machado era in the 1930's, and post-revolutionary Cuba of the 1960's
Suite Habana by Fernando Pérez Valdés( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a simple day in the life of ten ordinary people of Havana. There are neither interviews nor dialogue nor narration: only images, sound and music to express cinematographically the everyday events of a peculiar and unique reality. Each of the characters represents the diversity of the social groups found in the city
Un paraíso bajo las estrellas by Gerardo Chijona( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lovers, Sissy and Sergio, are victims of their parents turbulent past as they become entangled in a love story filled with misfortune and serendipity. Sissy is the rebellious daughter of an ex-Tropicana singer who aspires to perform at the club against her father's wishes. Sergio, her handsome lover, might also be her brother, which is a problem until she discovers photographs of him in the arms of another woman."--Container
Che Guevara, donde nunca jamás se lo imaginan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Che Guevara. Follows the intense life of the Argentinean-Cuban revolutionary. Contains a synthesis of unpublished images and presents the man, his ideas, and his actions
Historias de la música Cubana( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Série documental de 5 capítulos, de 52 minutos cada um, sobre a música cubana. Com a direção geral de Manuel Gutiérrez
Momentos con Fidel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuban director Rebeca Chávez uses archival film and audio material to create a collage of important moments in Castro's political and personal life, including his re-definition of Cuba's role after the collapse of the Communist Bloc
Entre ciclones( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of survival and triumph of the human spirit-between hurricanes. It is the middle of a hurricane season in Havana, Cuba. after a hurricane, the need to find a new roof tangles Tomas into troublesome love relationships that threaten his job, his future and his will to change his life. Tomas is a good looking electric student wants to do the right thing, but it seems everywhere he turns, the beautiful seductive women in his life, hs boss, family, and friends, all keep pulling him in different directions. It doesn't help that Tomas is trying to find his way in the middle of hurricane season constantly threatening his hopes and dreams
De cierta manera = Sort of by Sara Gómez Yera( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esta película está basada en la historia de la construcción del Barrio de Miraflores en 1962 con el trabajo de los mismos que irían a habitar dicho lugar. Este es el comienzo de las ya muy famosas microbrigadas."--Container
Cuba, caminos de revolución( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 7-part summary of the Cuban revolution and history. Beginning with the story of Che Guevara's influence, it moves on to the events of 1959 and beyond, and then looks at the stream of exiles (from the Batistianos to Elian Gonzalez), the arts that make up Cuban culture, Cuba's civil and military aids to other countries, and the relationship between Fidel Castro and Cuba
Strawberry and chocolate = Fresa y chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diego, a cultivated, homosexual and skeptical young man, falls in love with a young heterosexual communist full of prejudices and doctrinary ideas. First comes rejection and suspicion, but also fascination. This film is a story of a great friendship, that is, a great love between two men, which overcomes incomprehension and intolerance"--Internet Movie Database
Más ¡Vampiros en la Habana!( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to the 1985 animated feature film ¡Vampiros en la Habana!: The story takes place in sunny Havana, Cuba. In 1933 the scientist Von Drácula invented Vampisol, a drink that allowed vampires to live actively in sunlight. Capa Nostra of Chicago and Grupo European Vampire are rival gangs seeking to gain control of the Vampisol formula, but Pepe, the nephew of Von Drácula, broadcast the formula of Vampisol--free of charge--on Radio Vampire International. Now Pepe must face the Nazi vampires (whose aim is to use Vampisol for war) and to save his son, who has invented a more powerful Vampisol--Vampiyaba. The Yankee and Soviet vampire spies, as well as a Nazi vampire commander, disembark in Havana to take control of Vampiyaba and its creator. Everything seems lost, but the return of Von Drácula from the grave reestablishes the new world-wide order of vampires
Perfecto amor equivocado( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sex comedy centering on a Cuban novelist pushing his 50s whose mid-life crisis involves his wife, two mistresses, and a daughter dating a man older than her father. Dissects contemporary Cuban culture and social life
El cuerno de la abundancia by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a poor rural Cuban town, rumor spreads of a vast inheritance with a tall tale involving nuns, pirate treasure and the Bank of England. Although initially skeptical about the promises of money for nothing, Bernadito and many others in the small town become convinced they're due a portion of the loot
Tiempo de morir by Jorge Alí Triana( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Sáyago returns to his home town after spending 18 years in jail for murder. Juan wants to settle into a peaceful old age with widow Mariana, but must first deal with Julián, the murdered man's vengeful eldest son
Aunque estés lejos by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marilyn returns to Cuba from the USA after 30 years only to find her aunt has died. She meets Lazaro who fails to get a visa for the US, and decides to stay with him. This is revealed to be a film within the film, as two writers try to sell the script in Madrid"--British Film Institute website
La mitad de Óscar = Half of Oscar( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oscar works as a security guard at a semi-abandoned salt mine. His lonely days consist of riding his bike to work, putting on his uniform and his gun and contemplating the mountains of salt. Oscar's routine is interrupted when his aging grandfather is moved from a home to the hospital and Oscar discovers that his sister, Maria, whom he hasn't heard from in two years, will be coming to Almeria. To his bewilderment she arrives pregnant and with a boyfriend, Jean. The tension between brother and sister is silent but palpable. Maria does not want to get too close, but Oscar is determined to plumb the situation for more information."
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