WorldCat Identities

Alta Films

Overview
Works: 42 works in 133 publications in 4 languages and 3,360 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  History  Social problem films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alta Films
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and French and held by 711 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 617 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
Flowers from another world = Flores de otro mundo by Icíar Bollaín( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young women take a bus trip to a remote Spanish village overwhelmingly populated by men. The women dream of a better life while the men ache with more romantic yearnings
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 311 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
Saltwater by Conor McPherson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widowed fish-and-chips shop owner George Beneventi lives with his three children. The father is in debt to the local loan shark; the youngest son, Joe causes trouble at school; and daughter Carmel is involved with a lecherous philosophy professor. When Frank, the eldest son, robs the local betting shop, things begin to look a little brighter
Silencio roto = Broken silence by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia is attracted to Manuel, who is a supporter of the anti-Franco Resistance. When Manuel is pursued by Franco's Civil Guard he flees to the mountains and Lucia discovers the reality of political repression - the silence, the horror, the fear
The navigators by Ken Loach( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando la British Rail es privatizada, sus trabajadores dudan entre acatar las nuevas normas de la compañía o ser despedidos y pasar a formar parte de las listas de agencias de trabajo temporal
Lisboa by Teresa Saporiti( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tacky Portuguese traveling salesman gives a lift to a woman who is mysterious, sexy, possibly insane and filled with one surprise after another. She wishes to run away to Lisboa with him and initially he accommodates her. Then her maliciously psychotic family shows up to make matters worse. More confused by the mile, the matter turns darker when her unpleasant husband catches up with them
Cold fever by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hirata, a young Japanese executive is forced to give up his golf trip to Hawaii when his grandfather reminds him of his duty to his parents. Seven years earlier, Hirata's parents had been killed in an accident in Iceland, and Japanese tradition holds that their souls will not be at ease until the proper ceremonies have been performed. Chugging across the frozen landscape in an old Citroen, Hirata encounters a people and place as surreal as the land itself, where he makes peace with the dead, and more importantly, with himself
Salvajes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the port city of Valencia, Berta, the guardian of her deceased sister's children, finds love with a police inspector. But the relationship is tried when Berta's charges walk on the wrong side of the law--her niece is in love with a man who smuggles Africans into Europe and her nephews are skinheads
Historias del Kronen by Montxo Armendáriz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos has just turned twenty. Every night he goes to the Kronen, a bar where he meets up with his friends. Carlos is on a summer holiday, and what he prefers is nightlife. Everything is possible, everything is allowed. One adventure leads to another as if the night would never end. For Carlos and his friends, there are no limits, no boundaries. Every situation is pushed to its extreme, nothing must get in the way. In transgression, they are looking for something different, that makes them feel alive. It is only once the tragedy is inevitable, that Carlos and his friends have to face a reality they are trying to ignore
Sé quién eres by Patricia Ferreira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paloma, una joven psiquiatra adquiere la posición de Directora en una clinica de para pacientes con problemas mentales. Cuando Paloma conoce a Mario, un hombre con una extraña forma de amnesia conocida como el sindrome de Korsakov, queda inmediatamente fascinada con el. Intrigada, Paloma, emprende un recorrido por el pasado de Mario y se encuentra con un pasado peligroso. Un pasado que ahora amenaza la vida de los dos
El corazon del guerrero by Daniel Monzón( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Ramon escapes the boredom of his dull life by daydreaming he is a warrior in a fantasy world. When the fantasy realm begins to mix with his real life, the serious trouble begins
Malena es un nombre de tango by Gerardo Herrero( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Franco Spain -- Malena explores life and relationships in this ever-changing world. Malena's older sister, Reina, is impeccably well-behaved, and sets an example against which Malena rebels. As she stumbles from catastrophe to catastrophe, Malena becomes her family's poster-child for what not to do with one's life
Familia by Fernando León( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic treatment on the Spanish family in which Santiago (the father) is greeted on his birthday by a present from his son which he does not appreciate. He laments, as does his family, "Who has not wished for the perfect family?"
Carla's song by Ken Loach( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, a Glasgow bus driver risks his job by giving a free ride to a beautiful Nicaraguan woman with no money. From the moment he sees her, he becomes infatuated. He finds her a place to live and learns that her boyfriend has probably been killed by the Contras. George accompanies her to Nicaragua where he helps her come to terms with her past, and at the same time, discovers more about himself
La educación de las hadas = The education of fairies by José Luis Cuerda( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolás encuentra a la mujer de su vida y al hijo que él no ha tenido, pero que ansía tener, de un solo golpe, una mañana, en el avión que los lleva de Alicante a Barcelona. Él es inventor de juguetes. Ella, Ingrid, viuda reciente de un capitán de aviación muerto en Iraq, es una ornitóloga que estudia en Cataluña el paso de las palomas torcaces. Raúl tiene ocho años y es un fantaseador de primer orden. A partir de este encuentro, la historia de amor a tres será perfecta hasta que repentinamente Ingrid decide que todo se ha acabado. ¿Por qué? No hay quien entienda sus razones: nunca serán más felices de lo que han sido hasta ese momento
Fedora : the Manual Garcia story by Umberto Giordano( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Julio Esperanza, a 34-year-old husband and father, is diagnosed with stomach cancer, family and friends demonstrate that compassion and love can be expressed in a creative and active way
Familia by Fernando León( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic treatment on the Spanish family in which Santiago (the father) is greeted on his birthday by a present from his son which he does not appreciate. He laments, as does his family, "Who has not wished for the perfect family?"
Mensaka by Salvador García Ruiz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a group of young urbanites who struggle with the responsibilities of adulthood
 
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