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Maura, Carmen 1945-

Works: 301 works in 1,129 publications in 8 languages and 12,842 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Interviews  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Carmen Maura
Most widely held works by Carmen Maura
Volver Return ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,840 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
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Madcap comedy about a woman who has been jilted by the love of her life, her friend who is in love with a terrorist, and her ex-lover's crazed wife
Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Spain in 1938 during the civil war, the story concerns a group of traveling entertainers caught between two warring factions. They are arrested by Franco's troops and about to die when they're saved by an officer who loves the theater and wants them to put on a show for his troops
¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An absurd black comedy that centers on Gloria, a very resourceful working class housewife and cleaning woman, who is hooked on amphetamines and must contend with her crazy family
Matador by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 524 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
Valentin by Alejandro Agresti ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Valentin is a nine-year-old boy whose feuding parents have left him to be raised by his eccentric grandmother. With his father visiting only occasionally, Valentin is left to look to the other men in the neighborhood for father figures, and to replace his absent mother, he warms to Leticia, one of his father's many short-term girlfriends. When he tells her personal secrets about his father, however, Valentin jeopardizes their relationship. One of Valentin dreams is of being an astronaut one day. He sets out to discover the harsh realities about his parents, while bringing joy to those around him
Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naive, 17-year-old Bennie goes to Buenos Aires to search for his older brother whom he has not seen for ten years. With the success of their father Carlo, a renowned symphony conductor, the family moved from Argentina to New York. When Bennie finds his brother, Tetro, he is surprised to find that he is not the person he remembered. While staying with Tetro and his girlfriend Miranda, the two brothers grapple with the haunting experiences of their shared past
Les femmes du 6ème étage The women on the 6th floor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding school. The couple's world is turned upside down when they hire Maria, a Spanish maid who introduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up on the sixth floor. Befriending a group of sassy Spanish maids, the women teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone's life
La ley del deseo by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
68 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though Pablo is in love with Juan, his affection is not reciprocated. After taking up with Antonio, Pablo temporarily loses his memory when a jealous Antonio seeks out Juan and violence occurs. When Pablo's memory returns he discovers that Antonio has taken up with his sister Tina and he must rescue her, face Antonio, and his desire
Al otro lado To the other side ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tres países, tres culturas tres realidades distintas que nos sirven de escenario para adentrarnos en la vida de tres niños (uno Mexicano, uno Cubano y una niña Marroqui) que comparten el mismo sentimiento, la ausencia de un ser querido y la necesidad de traerlo de vuelta a casa. Es una historia que aborda la problemática de la migración pero desde la óptica de los que se quedan."--Container
Free zone by Amos Gitai ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unlikely relationship begins for an American girl living in Jerusalem, a cab driver on her way to Jordan, and a Palestinian woman living in an Economic Free Zone
Entre tinieblas Dark habits by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A nightclub singer hides out in a convent after her lover dies of an overdose. The nuns, who welcome her with open arms, have problems of their own
La ley del deseo Law of desire ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cocaine-snorting homosexual hedonist writer-director Pablo Quintero is bereft--because his boyfriend Juan has just moved out. Pablo meets Antonio at a party, and they share a few passionate nights, but Antonio soon proves far too clingy for Pablo's taste. All hell breaks loose when Antonio comes across a sad, yearning love note from Juan, which ignites in Antonio a bonfire of jealous possessiveness. Pablo's transsexual sister Tina and her daughter Ada get involved in the mess as well. None of their lives will ever be the same because of this tragic unrequited love triangle
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
55 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raimunda is struggling to make ends meet, holding down several jobs while supporting her unemployed husband and her teenage daughter. When Raimunda and her sister are visited by the ghost of their dead mother, it becomes clear that some long-repressed family issues remain unresolved
La comunidad Common wealth ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julia, a hard-working real estate agent, finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's apartment and is forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community of neighbors led by an unscrupulous administrator
Viva Pedro Special features ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Special features for "Viva Pedro: The Almodóvar Collection" set include cast and crew interviews, analyses of Almodóvar's works, biographical documentary, featurettes, and previews
Que he hecho yo para merecer esto? What have I done to deserve this? by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gloria, a very resourceful working class housewife, is a true feminist heroine who's on the go 18 hours a day, trying to keep her outrageously wacky family afloat
Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen's life is complicated. At 42 she is married to her third husband, Antonio, and has two children from previous marriages. She tries to carry on her professional career, without neglecting her relationship with Antonio, the house, her friends, or the emotional needs of the children
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón Pepi, Luci, Bom by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Almodóvar's provocative first feature Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980) is set during Madrid's punk era. The film is an outrageous comedy which follows docile housewife Luci (Eva Silva), her trendy, marijuana smoking neighbour Pepi (Carmen Maura) and rock star Bom (Olvido Gara) who are close friends. Events take a shocking turn when Pepi is raped by a policeman. Pepi vows revenge, and of course her friends are on hand to make sure she gets it
Viva Pedro the Almodóvar collection by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight of director Pedro Almodóvar's original films
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Alternative Names
Garcia Maura, Carmen
García Maura, Carmen, 1945-
Maura, Carmen
Maura, Carmen G. 1945-
Maura, Carmen García 1945-
Spanish (375)
English (20)
German (18)
French (13)
Italian (8)
Japanese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Multiple languages (1)