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Producciones Amaranta

Overview
Works: 27 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 2,197 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television plays  History 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Producciones Amaranta
In the time of the butterflies ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An idealistic young woman falls for a rebel leader and takes on a murderous dictator. Today, November 25 is observed in many Latin American countries as the International Day Against Violence Towards Women. This is based on the story of the Mirabal sisters, whose deaths became the final blow to the regime of Leonidas Trujillo, who was assassinated six months later
Lista de espera Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A diverse group of Cubans pass the time while stranded in a remote bus station when their much-repaired bus breaks down
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba No one writes to the Colonel ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An old colonel goes each Friday to the post office to see if his long-awaited pension has come through. He knows it will not; so does his wife who is still grieving over the death of their son the year before. The colonel has a mission: to elevate the grim routine of poverty and failure to a high mass of defiance. He does that by showing that a heart that has been broken still beats with vengeance
Oedipo alcalde Oedipus mayor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A local mayor is sent to a small town in the Andes to negotiate peace amongst guerrilla revolutionaries, paramilitary groups, peasants, and the Colombian army. While there he begins a torrid romance with the widow of a war lord, with tragic consequences
Con el amor no se juega Don't fool with love ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two way mirror: A young woman is about to wed the son of a prominent family embarks on a steamy romance when she discovers that she can see through time in her bedroom mirror. Saturday night thief: A lonely woman whose husband is away far too often finds hersefl strangely attracted to the bandit who breaks into her mansion. Far away: A tragic tale of ill-fated love
El coronel no tiene quien le escriba by Arturo Ripstein( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Colonel waits. They promised him a pension, which for years has remained a promise unfulfilled. Friday after Friday, solemn and dressed in his finest suit, the Colonel waits by the dock in anticipation of the letter announcing the arrival of his pension. Everyone in the small town knows that he waits in vain. He knows it too. Every Friday, his wife watches him at the mirror dressing and preparing to pick up the letter that for years has eluded him. But the Colonel, eyes closed to the all too evident truth, stands by his dreams, for if not, what else remains for him? There is hunger in the Colonel's house. His wife is a sack of bones consumed by asthma, and the Colonel lives ashamed of his poverty with the shame befitting a decent man. As his needs become more prevalent ... no one writes to the Colonel."--Container
The Two way mirror ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three weeks before her marriage in 1990, a young woman named Susana has a massive antique mirror hung on her bedroom wall. What is she to think when she discovers a soldier--circa 1863--living in the room's reflection? And what are her family and fiancée to think when, having fallen deeply in love with him, Susana steps through the glass to enter his bygone world?
Far apart ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On April 11, 1956, destiny (and a trivial mistake) sabotaged a plan by two young lovers to elope. But when a letter arrives 35 years after it was mailed, Ofelia Rosales de Mendoza, once known as Ofelita "My Eyes," begins making inquiries into the whereabouts of her lost paramour, José Luna. The conflicting stories she hears from the people who knew them as teenagers only increase her confusion--until up walks the man himself, at the café where they were to rendezvous so many years ago
Saturday night thief ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a burglar named Hugo comes to rob the house of a woman whose husband is conveniently away on business, is it any surprise that he makes himself at home for the weekend? Linked by a passion for music and dance and a romantic notion of love, Hugo and Ana Luisa Guzman--host of his favorite radio show--find in each other what has been missing in their otherwise sterile lives
Mi querido Tom Mix My dear Tom Mix ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joaquina has never married, but she makes up for it by going to the movies, where she lets her imagination run away with her. When her young nephew comes for a visit, she introduces him to her fantasy world, in which the actors easily become the characters they play, and vice versa. But, she takes her fantasies too far when she decides to do something about the marauding bandits that plague her small town. She writes to legendary western hero Tom Mix -- the King of the Cowboys -- imploring him to ride to the rescue on Tony the Wonder Horse to save her village.--DVD cover
El evangelio de las maravillas by Arturo Ripstein( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una secta religiosa ficticia elige a una joven para ser la madre del hijo do Dios cuando venga al mundo y ser la líder espiritual de la comunidad religiosa llamada "Nueva Jerusalén."
Con el amor no se juega One musn't play with love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In three tales of love gone awry, a young bride-to-be discovers a portal to the past through her bedroom mirror, a lonely woman whose husband is away often finds herself attracted to the bandit who breaks into her home, and a woman receives a letter dated thirty-five years ago awakening a painful memory
Sin compasión ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young student in Lima, Peru takes revenge on the social injustices he perceives in the world around him
Œdipo alcalde ( Visual )
in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edipo es enviado a un pueblo de la cordillera colombiana. Se le ha encomendado iniciar diálogos de paz entre los participantes del conflicto armado de ese país. Layo, cacique del pueblo, es secuestrado y muere en una balacera en el proceso de investigación. Edipo conoce a Yocasta, esposa de Layo, se enamora de ella, y convirtiéndose en "hijo y esposo de la mujer que lo pario, y a la vez padre y hermano del hijo que tendrá con ella", se cumple su destino
Waiting list by Juan Carlos Tabío( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rundown bus station in rural Cuba becomes the backdrop for romance and miracles in Juan Carlos Tabio's blend of magical realism and social commentary
Edipo alcalde ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relocates Sophocles' tale of Oedipus to a strife-torn 20th-century Colombia. Edipo is the mayor of a town where he is trying to make peace between freedom-fighting guerrillas, drug cartels, paramilitary organisations, landowners and the government, while still trying to protect a civilian population. In the process he becomes romantically involved with a beautiful and wealthy landowner
Don't fool with love Con el amor no se juega ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three short films with magical realist elements, based on shorts stories by Gabriel García Márquez. In the 1st, El espejo de dos lunas, The two plated mirror (also translated on the item as The two way mirror), a young woman who is about to wed the son of a prominent family discovers that she can see through time in her bedroom mirror, and embarks on a steamy romance with an unusual soldier. In the 2nd, Ladrón de Sábado, Saturday's thief (also translated as Saturday thief and Saturday night thief), a lonely woman whose husband is away far too often finds herself strangely attracted to the bandit who breaks into her mansion. In the 3rd, Contigo en la distancia, Far away (also translated as Far away with you and With you from a distance), a story unfolds about an ill-fated love
Jonas y la ballena rosada ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film chronicles the misadventures of Julia and her brother-in-law Johah Larriva, a teacher at a private girls' school. His troubles began when he married the wealthy daughter of an eccentric family. His snooty father-in-law has never concealed his disapproval of Jonah's modest social standing. His wife is unable to enjoy sex and this adds further tension. Eventually the frustrated Jonah allows Julia to seduce him. Unfortuantely, the family finds out and to save face, sends Julia to the United States. The family soon falls into financial ruin. Meanwhile, Julia falls in love with a powerful drug lord and because of this, tragedy ensues
American visa Jonás y la ballena rosada ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonás y la ballena rosada: Chronicles the misadventures of a teacher at a private girls' school, Jonah, and his sister-in-law, Julia
La virgen de la lujuria ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a story by Max Aub, Mexican director Arturo Ripstein brings the tale of an unpredictable romance between a cruel call girl and an introverted waiter to film. Nacho is a reserved and lonely waiter at the cafe. He also has a foot fetish and collects women's gloves. His days go by at the Ofelia Café but everything changes when Lola, a Spanish prostitute bursts into his life. This gives rise to a sadomasochistic relationship between them and before long; Nacho becomes obsessed with Lola, even willing to commit the ultimate crime for her
 
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Spanish (61)
English (7)
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