WorldCat Identities

Vives, Camilo

Works: 48 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 2,120 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Documentary films  Road films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Camilo Vives
La Ultima Cena by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is a dazzling moral tale of a pious late-eighteenth-century slaveholder who decides to improve his soul and instruct his slaves in the glories of Christianity by inviting twelve of them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper
Lista de espera Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A desperate group of people wait at a rundown Cuban transit station for the next bus to arrive. The problem is, it never shows up. While a number of busses pass by the station, and others that are either full or at the end of the line stop by, it soon becomes obvious that the bus everyone was waiting for has left them high and dry. While one of the would-be passengers, Emilio, uses his downtime to win the affections of the beautiful Jacqueline, most of the rest decide that if they're stuck without anywhere to go, they might as well make the station a better place to wait, and they begin forming a plan to turn the decrepit bus terminal into a showplace that people would look forward to visiting" --Internet Movie Database
Nada + by Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 274 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 )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic, three-part film dramatizing three separate periods in the Cuban struggle for liberation. Shows the participation of Cuban women in that fight. Each episode filmed in a distinctive visual style which translates the spirit of each historical era, with the themes of love, death and war achieving epic proportions
Suite Habana by Fernando Pérez Valdés( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 127 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
Che Guevara, donde nunca jamás se lo imaginan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival film and photo materials, Cuban director Manuel Perez paints a personal portrait of Che Guevara, the legend and symbol of revolution
Un paraíso bajo las estrellas by Gerardo Chijona( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 84 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
Momentos con Fidel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 72 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. The shorts
Entre ciclones( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the hurricane season in Havana, Cuba, 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
De cierta manera Sort of by Sara Gómez Yera( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 26 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
Más ¡Vampiros en la Habana!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 19 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 )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 16 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
Tiempo de morir by Jorge Alí Triana( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After 18 years in prison for murder, a man returns to his hometown to reclaim his home and his reputation
De cierta manera pelicula de largometraje sobre algunos personajes reales y otros de ficción = Sort of : about real people and fictitious ones( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a new housing project replacing a slum area just outside of Havana, three young people try to readjust their lives to the new social order of Fidel Castro's Cuba in this fascinating cinematic mix of documentary and fiction
Boleto al paraiso( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama which takes an unflinching look at one especially grim phenomenon of the "Special Period" in the early 1990s: young people who, having no other resources, deliberately infected themselves with AIDS to secure food and shelter at state-run sanatoriums
La mitad de Óscar Half of Oscar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 7 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."
Guantanamera by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoyita, a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and there dies suddenly. 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 cortege crosses 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
La Mafia en La Habana( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Direct testimonies by croupiers, henchmen, revolutionaries, ex-holders of important positions with Cuban governments before and after the Revolution, as well as with the occasional musician, bring us into to the world of near-mythical characters such as Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky in this history of organized crime in Cuba. Through the testimonies of these witnesses to that late-night, behind-the-scenes world, we also see just how far the American Mafia was ready to go in its attempts to recover the "Havana Empire."
Operación Fangio( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El calendario de la Fórmula 1 apunta a La Habana, para febrero de 1958. En las calles del Malecón tendrá lugar la primera fecha del campeonato. El gran circo del automovilismo desembarca en la Isla del Caribe, encabezado por su figura máxima, el quíntuple campeón mundial Juan Manuel Fangio. Pero el día de la carrera él no estará sentado en su Maserati, sino que permanecerá cautivo de un pequeño grupo de jóvenes inexpertos, pertenecientes al Movimiento 26 de Julio, opositores a la dictadura del presidente Batista y revolucinarios. De esa manera el mundo conocerá las atrocidades de una Cuba sometida por la venalidad y la corrupción."--Container
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