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Televisión Española

Works: 1,736 works in 2,857 publications in 5 languages and 41,890 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Television adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Interviews  Fiction  Comedy films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Originator, Producer, Production personnel, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Volver Return ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
The sea inside by Alejandro Amenábar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, Spaniard Ramon Sampedro fights a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life. The film explores Ramón's relationships with two women: Julia, a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman who wants to convince him that life is worth living. Through the gift of his love, these two women are inspired to accomplish things they never previously thought possible. Despite his wish to die, Ramón taught everyone he encountered the meaning, value and preciousness of life
Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Biutiful" takes place in grimy and crowded parts of Barcelona that are a world away from that city's tourist attractions. Uxbal is a midlevel mobster, in charge of Chinese sweatshop workers making counterfeit watches and bags, and the African vendors who sell them. He collects and dispenses money, and runs interference with the cops. He also has two young children, a mentally unstable former wife, and a terminal illness. He is trying, despite his job, to be a good man, a good father. He tries to be stoical, tough, and compassionate, but he suffers because he cannot do good things, and he cares about the consequences of his actions
El secreto de sus ojos The secret in their eyes by Juan José Campanella ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recently retired criminal court investigator Benjamín decides to write a novel based on a twenty-five-year-old unresolved rape and murder case which still haunts him. Sharing his plans with Irene, the beautiful judge and his former colleague, Benjamín's initial involvement with the case is shown through flashbacks as he sets out to identify the murderer. But Benjamín's search for the truth will put him at the center of a judicial nightmare, as the mystery of the heinous crime continues to unfold in the present, testing the limits of a man seeking justice and personal fulfillment at last
La mala educación Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Enrique gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Igancio, who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. When Enrique produces a film based on the story, the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events
The life of Leonardo da Vinci ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The man who painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper was considered the most brilliant mind of the Renaissance, if not in all of history. This portrait of Leonardo da Vinci is a compelling version of his life as well as a serious study of his work and the inventive capacity of this century genius
Calle 54 by Fernando Trueba ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduced to Latin jazz in the 1980s, when he was beginning his career as a director, Fernando Trueba has since become a devoted fan of the music. Noted jazz artists have scored for some of his films and he took his love of the music one step further in which he gathered together a number of his favorite Latin jazz artists for a series of interviews and performances
The secret life of words by Isabel Coixet ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hannah, a recluse who wears a hearing aid, is forced by her employer to take a vacation. On holiday she finds a job on an oil rig caring for Josef, a burn victim who has temporarily lost his sight. Hannah's job is to care for Josef until he is stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence
La teta asustada The milk of sorrow ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fausta suffers from 'The Milk of Sorrow, ' an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who've been raped during Peru's civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she's contracted the illness from her mother's breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother's sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness
Chico & Rita by Fernando Trueba ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz"--Container
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diego is a matador unable to practice his craft after being badly gored. Maria is a successful Madrid lawyer. Diego teaches bullfighting to Angel, who wants to bullfight so he can die an exciting death and escape his strict, guilt-inducing Catholic mother. Angel has confessed to a string of recent murders--which he assumes he must be responsible for--having seen them happen in a series of hallucinatory visions, and Maria is defending him. Thanks to Angel, Diego and Maria finally meet. They might have gone through life forever unfulfilled were it not for him -- now they have each found someone with whom to share the ultimate pleasure. All that remains for them is the execution of their Liebestod
El abuelo The grandfather by José Luis Garci ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When news of his son's death brings old Count Albrit home to Spain after years abroad, he's pleased to meet his two charming young granddaughters. But one of the girls is not his son's daughter, and therefore not his true heir. The determined Count sets out to discover which granddaughter is worthy of his love and name
Carmen by Georges Bizet ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The line between fantasy and reality dissolves when during intense rehearsals for a dance production of Carmen the director of the dance company and his young star find themselves living the "Carmen" story of love and treachery
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aragón, Spain, 1938. Carmela and her two companions quit their posts as entertainers for the Republican troops in search for a better fortune. By mistake, they cross over to the Nationalist zone, get arrested and are given the chance to perform for their freedom
Flores de otro mundo by Icíar Bollain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of women are brought by bus trip to a remote Spanish village overwhelmingly populated by men. The women dream of a better life while the men deal with more romantic yearnings
Machuca by Andrés Wood ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart"--Container
La casa de Bernarda Alba by Mario Camus ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the death of her husband, Bernarda imposes an extreme mourning on her four daughters, not allowing them to leave the house
El Bola Pellet by Achero Mañas ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Bola, a 12 year old boy a.k.a. "Pellet" is a 12 year old boy raised in a violent and sordid environment. Embarrassed by his family life, he avoids becoming close to classmates. The arrival of a new boy at school changes his attitude towards his classmates, and friendship. The heart of the story is the change in El Bola's life, at almost all levels, after befriending this new classmate
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolás Echevarria ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past
Christians, Jews, and Moslems in Medieval Spain ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the history of Spain from 711 to 1492, a period of Arab domination and intellectual ferment
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.18 for Machuca ... to 0.96 for La imagen ...)
Alternative Names

controlled identity Radiotelevisión Española

Radio televisión española, Televisión española
Spain. Subdirección General de Televisión. Televisión Española
Spain Televisión Española
Spanish Television
TVE (Television Española)
Spanish (130)
English (22)
French (2)
Turkish (2)
German (1)