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Portabella, Pere

Works: 64 works in 156 publications in 7 languages and 1,168 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Exhibition catalogs  Short films  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Political films  History 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Interviewee, Director, Scenarist, Restager , Interviewer, Dedicatee, Other, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pere Portabella
Miró : the experience of seeing : late works, 1963-1981 by Joan Miró( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This groundbreaking publication offers a reassessment of renowned modernist Joan Miró's late-career works, created between 1963 and 1981. This body of work, almost entirely unknown in the United States, showcases Miró's exceptional ingenuity as both a painter and sculptor. Miró: The Experience of Seeing includes color illustrations of nearly 50 paintings, drawings, and sculptures that show the breadth and contrast of this body of work-from bold, colorful canvases with expressive gestures to the most minimal calligraphic markings on white fields. His sculptures made of found objects are a revelation. Comparisons between paintings and sculptures highlight startling connections between shapes and symbols that Miró; used in each medium. These mature works represent the culmination of the artist's development of an innovative and personal visual language. Engaging texts, including a contribution by noted Spanish filmmaker Pere Portabella, explain Miró's role as a political figure and his quest to speak about the most intangible subjects through the materiality of objects and the painted gesture. This important new examination of Miró's later work allows for a richer, deeper understanding of this significant modern artist's distinguished career."
Il momento della verità The moment of truth by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Italian and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] visceral plunge into the life of a famous torero played by real-life bullfighting legend Miguel Mateo, known as Miguelin. Charting his rise and fall with a single-minded focus on the bloody business at hand, the film is at once gritty and operatic, placing the viewer right in the thick of the ring's action, as close to death as possible. ... [T]his is a not just an electrifying drama but also a profound and moving inquiry into a violent world and it's perhaps the greatest bullfighting movie ever made."--Container
Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viridiana, who is about to take her religious vows, is raped by her uncle when she visits him at his country estate. Consumed by guilt, the uncle hangs himself and leaves his estate to Viridiana and his illegitimate son. Realizing that she is not without guilt herself, Viridiana attempts to make her peace with God and sets up a refuge for society's outcasts
Die Stille vor Bach by Pere Portabella( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El silencio antes de Bach is an approximation of music and its related disciplines and professions through the work of Juan [i.e. Johann] Sebastian Bach. The film is a reflection on the deep dramaturgical relations between image and music, where music is not merely a subsidiary substratum of image, but a subject of parity"--Pere Portabella website
Crònica d'una mirada( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Catalan and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This award-winning, six-part documentary series uncovers the little-known history of a clandestine group of anti-Franco filmmakers operating under total secrecy in '60s and '70s Spain. Forced to choose between exile and intellectual annihilation, these filmmakers instead expressed themselves, putting their art into the service of a political movement that altered the course of Spanish history. Their saga, nearly lost to oblivion along with their films, provides crucial witness to the end of the Franco era while simultaneously revealing a bold and formally innovative period in Spanish Cinema."--Distributor's website
Art a Catalunya( Visual )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présentation de l'héritage artistique catalan comme étant une référence et un stimulant pour les artistes contemporains dont certains parmi les plus illustres commentent les exemples les plus importants en architecture, en peinture et en sculpture des différentes périodes historiques. Ainsi, le peintre Antoni Tapies parle de l'art roman ; l'architecte Ricardo Bofill de la Renaissance, de l'art gothique et de l'Avant-gardisme ; la sculpteure Susana Solano du modernisme ; le poète Pere Gimferrer soutient la contrepartie objective, situant historiquement chacune des périodes évoquées. La musique de Carlos Santos, est conçue comme une oeuvre à l'intérieur du film
El cochecito The little coach by Marco Ferreri( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black comedy about an old man who wants a motorized bicycle so he can ride through town with his crippled friends. When his family refuses to buy him a bike as well he methodically poisons his family members one by one, using their tiny legacies to finance his purchase. Strange but true: the audience's sympathy is with the elder gent in this study of aging, loneliness, neglect and rebellion
Lo público y lo privado en la gestión del agua : experiencias y reflexiones para el siglo XXI( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pere Portabella : obra completa = Pere Portabella : complete works = Pere Portabella : œuvres complètes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuadecuc = mpir by Pere Portabella( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodada durante la filmación de "El conde Drácula" de Jesús Franco, referente que de algún modo poseerá cierta presencia en "Vampir", aun cuando ésta sea meramente incidental. "Vampir" atravesará este referente para llegar al segundo: el género fantástico, a partir del cual iniciará una tarea de reflexión sobre determinados funcionamientos del lenguaje cinematográfico
Pont de Varsòvia Pont de Varsovie by Pere Portabella( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Catalan and Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the center of Warsaw Bridge is a romantic triangle between a prizewinning novelist, a symphony conductor, and a university marine-biology lecturer. It offers, among other things, meditations on Spanish architecture and landscapes, an outdoor concert where the conductor is on an elevated platform in a shopping arcade and the musicians are on nearby balconies, a lavish state party thrown for the novelist, and a verbal chess match at the party. The images of operas move gracefully in and out of sinc with the music, and the opera in the fish market includes some spectacular bits with sharks and blocks of ice." -- from website
Joan Miró l'homme qui a renversé la peinture by Yves de Peretti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joan Miro incarne l'une des figures artistiques les plus passionnantes du XXe siècle. A la recherche d'un "au-delà de la peinture", il a défriché des territoires jamais explorés avant lui tout en enracinant son oeuvre dans la culture populaire
Umbracle by Pere Portabella( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obra maestra inquietante cuyo título significa literalmente "lugar sombreado", y que es el nombre de un sitio en Barcelona. Es un film sobre frustración, represión y paranoia que funciona dentro del ambiente de las pelícualas de horror
No compteu amb els dits e comptez pas sur vos doigts by Pere Portabella( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este film utiliza como estructura narrativa las normas del cine publicitario, y toma como "tiempo nuevo" de proyección cinematográfica la serie de "spots" publicitarios que se pasan en la mayoría de los cines. La sucesión encadenada de estas imágenes-secuencias forman un bloque en el corto, el cual se basa en las sugerencias que se pueden provocar al espectador
Miró parle by Joan Miró( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¡Hay motivo! by Pere Portabella( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Película de largometraje compuesta de 32 pequeñas piezas de aproximadamente 3 minutos de duración dirigida cada una por un director de cine distinto
Informe general sobre unas cuestiones de interés para una proyección pública Rapport général sur quelques questions d'intérêt pour une projection publique by Pere Portabella( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pere Portabella suppléments( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autour de Miró by Pere Portabella( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pere Portabella : obra completa, complete works, œuvres complètes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die stille vor Bach. Prenant comme axe central l'installation, en 1723, de Johann Sebastian Bach à Leipzig comme cantor de l'école Saint-Thomas, le film navigue à travers les époques et les lieux pour interroger l'apport du compositeur à la culture populaire mondiale
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Alternative Names
Pere Portabella

Pere Portabella regista, produttore cinematografico e sceneggiatore spagnolo

Pere Portabella Spaans filmproducent

Pere Portabella spanischer Filmemacher

Pere Portabella Spanish film director

Portabella i Ràfols, Pere 1929-

Portabella, Pedro

Portabella, Pedro 1929-

Portabella, Pere

Portabella, Pere 1929-

Portabella, Pere (Portabella i Ràfols), 1929-

Portabella Ràfols, Pere 1929-

Пере Портабелья

포르타베야, 페레 1929-