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Spanish Films

Films are listed alphabetically by the first word of the film's English title, but the Spanish title is also listed. If you cannot find what you are looking for, ask an LTC employee for assistance. You can search for more information about a particular film using a very helpful and resource, the Internet Movie Database. (Clicking will open it in a new window). Films are subtitled in English unless otherwise noted. To recommend a Spanish film that is not yet in the LTC collection, send an email to Viktor Berberi, LTC Director: berberiv@morris.umn.edu 

 

Title: Alborada
Director: Monica Miguel, Sergio Quintero, and Cynthia Klithbo
Starring: Lucero, Fernando Colunga, and Arturo Peniche
Year: 2005
Run Time: Disc 1: 3 hours and 44 minutes, Disc 2: 3 hours and 45 minutes, Disc 3: 3 hours and 43 minutes, Disc 4: 3 hours and 10 minutes
Summary: Hipólita Díaz is a young woman who lives in Panama with her husband, Antonio, and her mother-in-law, Adelaida. Antonio suffered from sexual abuses when he was a child, so he isn’t able to consummate his marriage. Adelaida wants to have a grandchild, as Antonio will not inherit the fortune of his uncle, Próspero, unless he sires a son. Luis Manrique y Arellano is a Mexican merchant who came to Santa Rita to close a deal under orders from his cousin Diego, the Count of Guevara, without knowing that the trip was a pretext to have him killed. When Luis is captured by Adelaida's servants while fleeing from justice, she orders him to take Antonio's place in Hipólita's bed, or she'll turn him over to the authorities.
Format: DVD
Title: Alma Mia
Director: Daniel Barone
Starring: Aracelli González, Pablo Echarri, Cristina Allende, and Valeria Bertuccelli
Year: 1998
Run Time: 104 minutes
Summary: When a misunderstanding lands a woman in bed with a man who is practically a stranger (and who is engaged to someone else), all parties involved are forced to reconsider whom they are meant to be with. Directed by Daniel Barone, the Argentinean romantic comedy ALMA MIA explores the way in which three people's lives intersect in surprising yet sometimes meaningful ways
Format: VHS
Title: Al Oltro Lado
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Title: Balseros
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Title: Bossa Nova
Director: Bruno Barreto
Starring: Amy Irving and Antonio Fagundes
Year: 2000
Run Time: 95 minutes
Acclaim/Award: Given four stars from Mademoiselle
Summary: Set in Rio de Janeiro this is a romantic comedy that weaves together three overlapping triangles. This film is a refreshing look at the complexities of love.
Format: DVD
Title: Buenas Noches y Buena Suerte
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Title: Buena Vista Social Club
Director: Wim Wenders
Starring: Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo and Compay Segundo
Year: 1999
Run Time: 105 minutes
Acclaim/Awards: Grammy Award
Summary: This is guitarist Ry Cooders celebrated album featuring the re-discovered talents of Cuba’s foremost folk musicians. These are the astonishing life stories of talented Cuban musicians.
Format: DVD

Title: Butterfly Spanish: La Lengua de las mariposas
Director: José Luis Cuerda
Starring: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Manuel Lozano, Uxía Blanco and Gonzalo Uriarte
Year: 1999
Run Time: 94 minutes
Acclaim/Award: Given four stars from the New York Daily News
Summary: A heartwarming tale about a young boy growing up in a small Spanish town. Civil war begins sweeping across the country and the boy’s family and community are forced between the fight for freedom and persecution.
Format: DVD

DVD Title: El Cine más corto 1
    Film Title: Madres
    Director: Mario Iglesias
    Starring: Isabel Rey, Paula Cortizo, Pilar Pereira, Sebas Anxo
    Run Time: 23 minutes

    Film Title: La China
    Director: Antonia San Juan and Diego Postigo
    Starring: Isabel Rey, Paula Cortizo, Pilar Pereira, Sebas Anxo
    Run Time: 23 minutes

    Film Title: El exterminador
    Director: José Antonio Pajares Almeida
    Starring: Julián Villagran Aguilar, Antonio Pérez Dechent, Ángeles Albaladejo Pérez, Rubén Tobías Cwik, Tomás Gayo Bautista, Roberto Carbonell Pardo, Beatriz Argiz Acuña, Mario Manuel Ayuso Galán
    Run Time: 20 minutes

    Film Title: Bota de oro
    Director: José Luis Baringo
    Starring: Borja Molinillo, Mohamed Tari, José Luis Santos, Vene Herrero, Pedro Cebrino, Carolina Bahamontes, Zohra El Guennouni
    Run Time: 14 minutes

    Film Title: El Intruso
    Director: David Cánovas
    Starring: José Coronado, José Luis Díaz, Joaquín Oliván, Amaranta Osorio, Julán Teurlais, Isabel Brazales, José Carlos Barrientos, Javier Nogueiras, Rosana Blanco, Ismael Luengo, Salvador Quesada, Quique, Pedro Juan Gironés, Jean Pierre Cauchi, Elisa Lázaro, Anabel Martin, Ana Caparrós, Irene Marchante
    Run Time: 7 minutes

    Film Title: Entre nosotros
    Director: Darío Stegmayer
    Starring: Ernesto Alterio, Malena Alterio, Héctor Alterio , Mariví Bilbao
    Run Time: 22 minutes

    Film Title: Sofía
    Director: Álvaro Brechner
    Starring: Anouk Ogueta, Eloy Azorín, Ramón Barea, Saturnino Garcí, Alex O'Dobherty, Angeles Ladrón De Guevara Federico Veiroj
    Run Time: 18 minutes

    Film Title: Los que sueñan despiertos
    Director: Félix Bizcarte
    Starring: Zoe Berriatúa, Bárbara Lennie, Jimmy Barnatán, Miguel Hualde, Victor García León, Dani Castro, Jonás Rodriguez
    Run Time: 20 minutes

    Film Title: DVD
    Director: Ciro Altabás
    Starring: César Gamo, Carlos Martínez, Sara Montalvo, Valeri Arribas, Aroa Gimeno, José Antonio Gamo, Manuel Tallafé, Antonio Chamorro, Fernando Esteso
    Run Time: 17 minutes

    Film Title: Morir, dormir, soñar
    Director: Miguel de Arco
    Starring: Mirian Montilla, Ana Wagener, Blanca Apilánez, María Álvarez, Cristina Torrecilla, JosÉ Luis Martínez, Ginés G. Millán, Israel Elejalde, Francisco Ros

Year: 2006
Run Time: 184 minutes
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Summary: A collection of the best Spanish film shorts, Disc 1.
Format: DVD

DVD Title: El Cine más corto 2
    Film Title: Con Lengua
    Director: Anna Rodríguez
    Starring: Paco León, Diana Gómez, Mari Paz Sayago, Paqui Montoya, Juan Carlos Sánchez
   Acclaim/Award: Nuevo Talento FNAC Cortometraje 2007
    Run Time: 17 minutes

    Film Title: A ciegas
    Director: Salvador Gómez Cuenca
    Starring: Enrique Villén, Manuel Galiana, Lourdes Bartolomé, Joel Guillén, Jorge Roelas, Olaya Menéndez, Buddy
    Run Time: 12 minutes

    Film Title: Equipajes
    Director: Toni Bestard
    Starring: Natalia Mateo, Xisco Segura
    Run Time: 10 minutes

    Film Title: Propiedad privada
    Director: Ángeles Muñiz Cachón
    Starring: Natalia Dicenta, Eduardo Velasco, Sergio Moure
    Run Time: 16 minutes

    Film Title: El Viaje de Said
    Director: Coke Riobóo
    Voices: Abdeslam Bounaaja Najdi, nadia Najdi Hlal, Mohamed Chafick Ferianta, Lucía Orgega, Coke Riobóo, Regina Zerené, José Luis Martín “Juni,” Sergio Catá
    Run Time: 12 minutes

    Film Title: Tocata y fuga
    Director: Alex O’Dogherty
    Starring: Antonio Dechent, Vicente Romero, Antonia de la Torre, Cesáreo Estébanez, Alex O’Dogherty, Manolo Monteagudo, Pablo Carbonell, Jöns Pappila,
Práxedes Nieto, José María Peña, José Manuel Seda Mariano Peña
    Run Time: 19 minutes

    Film Title: Mi tîo Paco
    Director: Tacho González
    Starring: Antonio Pagudo, Natalio Concepción Romero
    Run Time: 11 minutes

    Film Title: Catharsis
    Director: Daniel Chamorro
    Starring: Ulina Am Ende, Rolf Nagel, Sara Wolff
    Run Time: 10 minutes

    Film Title: Carne de Neón
    Director: Paco Cabezas
    Starring: Óscar Jaenada, Victoria Abril, Vicente Romero, Macarena Gómez, Dámaso Conde, Ana Múgica
    Run Time: 18 minutes

    Film Title: Diente pour ojo
    Director: Elvind Holmboe
    Starring: Fele Martínez, José Angel Egido, Ivana Miño, Chema Muñoz, Ana Otero, Aida Folch, Jordi Vilches
   Run Time:  20 minutes

    Film Title: Temporada 92-93
    Director: Alejandro Marzoa
    Starring: Carlos Blanco, Miguel de Lira, Imma Ochoa, Marisa Duaso, Roger Vilà, Eduard Cazorla, Pau Cabeza, Jan Gonzàles, Gerard Torrent, Aleix Badia
   Run Time:  11 minutes

    Film Title: 15 Días
    Director: Rodrigo Cortés
    Starring: Oscar Rodríguez, Susana García Díez, José María del Rio, Álvaro Iglesias, Chiqui Sánchez, Maruja Iglesias
   Run Time:  29 minutes

 Year: 2007
Run Time: 185 minutes
Summary: A collection of the best Spanish film shorts, Disc 2.
Format: DVD

DVD Title: Cortometrajes Fnac 1
    Film Title: Luna
    Director: Alejanro Amenábar
    Starring: Nieves Herranz, Eduardo Noriega, Joserra Cadiñas
    Run Time: 12 minutes

    Film Title: Primer Amor
    Director: José Luis Cuerda
    Starring: Claudia Molina, Adrian Fernández
    Run Time: 5 minutes

    Film Title: Pomporrutas imperiales
    Director: Fernando Colomo
    Starring: Miguel Arribas, Félix Rotaeta, Carmen Maura, Miguel Ángel Requejo
    Run Time: 10 minutes

    Film Title: Frank Stein
    Director: Iván Zulueta
    Starring: N/A
    Run Time: 3 minutes

    Film Title: La Danza de lo gracioso
    Director: Montxo Armendáriz
    Voices: Luis Carmana, Manolo Monje, Julia Arranz, Ángle Sagués, Vicente Rey, Teresa Bacaicoa, Lázaro Sola, Aurora Moneo, Auzotegi Taldea
    Run Time: 12 minutes

    Film Title: Esposados
    Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadilla
    Starring: Pedro M. Sanchez, Anabel Alonzo, Germán Cobos, Ursula Siemens, Mónica Pérez, Juan Franciso Exposito
    Run Time: 24 minutes

    Film Title: Merry Go Round (Tiovivo)
    Director: Chus Gutiérrez
    Starring: Eliana Kunzi, Francesco Di Malfetto
    Run Time: 5 minutes

    Film Title: Cerca Del Danubio
    Director: Felipe Vega
    Starring: N/A -- Documentary
    Run Time: 25 minutes

Year: 2007
Run Time: 185 minutes
Summary: A collection of the best Spanish film shorts, Disc 2.
Format: DVD

DVD Title: Cortometrajes Fnac 2
    Film Title: Salomé
    Director: Pedro Almodóvar
    Starring: Isabel Mestres, Fernando Hilbeck, Augustin Almodóvar
    Run Time: 12 minutes

    Film Title: El Sueño de la Maestra
    Director: Luis García Berlanga
    Starring: Luis Martín, Santiago Segura, Manuel Alexandre
    Run Time: 13 minutes

    Film Title: Al Fútbol
    Director: José Luis Garci
    Starring: N/A Documentary
    Run Time: 11 minutes

    Film Title: Alicia
    Director: Jaume Balagueró
    Starring: Ana Luna, Elena Luna, Pedro A. Seguro, Daniel Montblanc, Danae
    Run Time: 8 minutes

    Film Title: Masaje
    Director: Iván Zulueta
    Starring: N/A
    Run Time: 3 minutes

    Film Title: Tres en la marca
    Director: Gracia Querejeta
    Starring: Walter Vidatre, Manuel Pareiro
    Run Time: 26 minutes

    Film Title: El Secdleto de la tlompeta)
    Director: Javier Fesser
    Starring: Pietro Olivera, Pablo Pinedo, César Bea, Alberto Fesser, José Maria Deleyto, José Riolobos, José Moleon, Paco Cubo, Angel Rico, Juan Luis Cano, Jaime Barella, Rogelio For a, Guillermo Fesser, Antonio Fernández Santamaría, Tia Maísa, Cipriano González, Cándida Villar, Javier Jiménez, César Macarrón, Domitilo González
    Run Time: 16 minutes

    Film Title: Sobre el paso de dos personas unot cuantos años más tarde
    Director: Marc Recha
    Starring: Marc Recha, Àngels Batallé
    Run Time: 6 minutes

Year: 2007
Run Time: 95 minutes
Summary: A collection of the best Spanish film shorts, Disc 2.
Format: DVD

DVD Title: Cortometrajes Fnac 3
    Film Title: Un Perro Andaluz
    Director: Luis Buñuel
    Starring: Simone Mareuil, Pirre Batcheff, Jaume Miravitlles, Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí, Pancho Cossío, Juan Esplandiú
    Run Time: 17 minutes

    Film Title: La Suerte
    Director: Mario Camus
    Starring: N/A Documentary
    Run Time: 11 minutes

    Film Title: El León enamorado
    Director: Fernando Trueba
    Starring: Óscar Ladoire, Antonio Resines, Luis Manuel del Valle
    Run Time: 11 minutes

    Film Title: Días sin luz
    Director: Jaume Balaguéro
    Starring:  Aleix Fors, María Bianco, P. Antonio Segura, Toñi Serrano, Joan Spin,  Juan Antonio Borrella, Fernado Ramos, Elena Gloria
    Run Time: 11 minutes

    Film Title: Amores que matan
    Director: Icíar Bollaín
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    Run Time: 20 minutes

    Film Title: La vida siempre es corta
    Director: Miguel Albaladejo
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    Run Time: 8 minutes

    Film Title: Paisaje
    Director: Montxo Armendáriz
    Starring: Carlos Fiel, Alberto Iglesias, Lourdes Iglesias, Karmel Setien
    Run Time: 14 minutes

    Film Title: Loco por machín
    Director: José Luis García Sánchez
    Starring: Antonio Gamero, Manfred von Kata
    Run Time: 12 minutes

Year: 2007
Run Time: 99 minutes
Summary: A collection of the best Spanish film shorts, Disc 2.
Format: DVD

DVD Title: Digital Short Film Fest (DSFF) 1
    Film Title: El Ataque de los Robots de Nebulosa-5
    Director: Chema García Ibarra
    Acclaim / Awards: Official Selection Sundance 2009
    Run Time: 6.20 minutes

    Film Title: Porque Hay Cosa que Nunca Se Olvidan
    Director: Lucas Figueroa
    Acclaim / Awards: Premios Goya 2009—Nominated for Best Short Film in Fiction
    Run Time: 12 minutes

    Film Title: Abimbowe
    Director: Álex Montoya
    Run Time: 3.20 minutes

    Film Title: 18 Segundos
    Director: Bruno Zacharías, Miquel de Olaso “MacGregor”
    Run Time: 6.49 minutes

    Film Title: Adela y Manuel
    Director: Gil Romero
    Run Time: 11.59 minutes

    Film Title: El Círculo Goligher
    Director: Jaime Herrero Llácer
    Run Time: 19.13 minutes

    Film Title: On the Line
    Director: Jon Garaño
    Run Time: 12 minutes

    Film Title: Pim, Pam Pum
    Director: Andoni de Carlos Yarza-Asier Urbieta
    Run Time: 3 minutes

    Film Title: Rutina
    Director: Suda Sánchez
    Run Time: 3 minutes

    Film Title: The Werepig
    Director: Samuel Orti Marti
    Run Time: 17 minutes

    Film Title: Videoclub
    Director: R. Domínguez, J. Manzaneque y macgregor
    Run Time: 17.2 minutes

Title: Don Juan Tenorio
Director: Alejandro Perla
Starring: Enrique Diosdado, M. del Carmen Díaz de Mendoza, José María Rodero, Gaspar Campos
Year: 1952
Run Time: 97 minutes
Acclaim/Awards: TP de Oro: Best National Series (Mejor Serie Nacional)
Summary: need a summary
Format: DVD

Title:2004 Exitos
Starring: Latin singers
Year: 2004
Summary: Latin Pop Music
Title: The Crime of Padre Amaro Spanish: El Crimen de Padre Amaro
Director: Carlos Carrera
Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Sancho Gracia, Ana Claudia Talancòn, Damiàn Alcàzar
Year: 2002
Run Time: 119 minutes
Acclaim/Awards: Nominee for Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards and Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globe Awards, 2001
Summary: Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.
Format: DVD
Title: Dymanic Commercials in Spanish
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Title: El Alcalde de Zalamea: The Mayor of Zalamea
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Year: 1975
Run Time: 120 minutes
Summary: In the peripheral village of Zalamea, during the transfer of the Spanish troops to Portugal because of the ascendance of Felipe II to the Portuguese throne, the Captiain Álvaro of Ataide stays in the house of the rich farmworker Pedro Crespo; there he kidnaps and seduces by force Crespo's youngest daughter Isabel, while her father is abandoned in the mountain, gagged and tied to a tree.
Format: DVD

Title: ¿ Es Usted el asesino ?
Directors: Narciso Ibañez Menta, Manuel Ripoli
Starring: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, José María Caffarel, Estanis González, Lorenzo Ramírez, Héctor Quiroga, José Orjas, María Jesús Lara, Mercedes Brranco, Serafín García Vázquez, Marga de los Llanos, Nieves Salcedo
Year: 1967
Run Time: 453 minutes
Acclaim/Awards: TP de Oro: Best National Series (Mejor Serie Nacional)
Summary: An important businessman is murdered when he leaves his lover's house. Before this death the city knew about other two similar crimes..
Format: DVD

Title: Exciting Commercials in Spanish
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Starring: Charmin, Walt Disney, Ford, Dawn, Top Latin Singers...
Year: 2006
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Summary: Current footage featuring ads for Hertz, Glad, Bally's, Lowe's, Allstate, Downy, Volkswagen, Charmin, Magazine, Cingular, Crest, Walt Disney, Zest, Bounty, Ford Truck, One Earth, Pepsi, ESPN, Toyota, Mylanta, Head and Shoulders, Tide, Western Union, Dawn, and Verison Wireless, Top Latin Singers, and Secret Body Spray. Regular speed as seen on television, slowed down by 15% for easier comprehension and pronunciation, and both speeds shown with or without subtitles in Spanish, for simultaneous auditory and visual comprehension.
Format: DVD

Title: La Fea más Bella
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Starring: Angélica Vale, Jaime Camil and Patricia Navidad
Year:2006
Run Time: 950 minutes
Summary:Lety is modest, shy, romantic and intelligent, but not good looking. With her parents' help (Erasmo and Julieta) she has managed to study economics and has earned a graduate degree with honors in finance. Her only friend and confidant is Tomás, with whom she shares her troubles and her joys. They offer each other mutual support. For Lety, being unattractive has never been an obstacle in her determination to get ahead. Sadly, she discovers that all her university achievements are not enough; she is rejected as an executive because of her looks. But she needs to work, and she accepts a job she is overqualified for — as a secretary at "Conceptos," a prominent fashion house. This is a four disc television series.

Format: DVD

Title: Food Commercials 2006 in Spanish
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Starring: Dr. Kellogg, Chuck E. Cheese, Oscar Meyer...
Year: 2006
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Summary: Current footage featuring ads for Tyson, McDonald's, Yoplait, Ritz, Minute Maid, Dominos Pizza, Kellogg's, California Cheese, Nestlé, Subway, Pepsi, Kraft, Chuck E. Cheese, Oreo, Oscar Meyer, Fruit Loops, I HOP, Sunny Delight, Red Bull, Fanta, Chips Ahoy, Splenda, and Burger King. Regular speed as seen on television, slowed down by 15% for easier comprehension and pronunciation, and both speeds shown with or without subtitles in Spanish, for simultaneous auditory and visual comprehension.
Format: DVD

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Title: Guantanamera
Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabio
Starring: Mirta Abarra, Raúl Eguren, Carlos Cruz and Jorge Perugorria
Year: 1995
Run Time: 104 minutes
Acclaim/Award: Winner of Best Film from the Ft. Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival and Chicago Latino Film Festival
Summary: A romantic comedy about a world famous diva who returns to her home town for a reception in her honor and a reunion with her once beloved. This film is an overview of contemporary Cuba.
Format: DVD
Title: Herencia
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Title: I Am Cuba
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Title: I, the Worst of All Spanish: Yo, la pejor de todas
Director: Maria Luisa Bemberg
Starring: Assumpta Serna and Dominique Sanda
Year: 2003
Run Time: 107 minutes
Acclaim/Award: Given four stars from The New York Post
Summary: This is a magnificent portrayal of 17th Century Mexico. A young woman enters the convent in order to pursue her love of writing and gains international renown.
Format: DVD
Title: In the Time of the Butterflies
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Title: Innocent Voices / Voces Inocentes
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Title: El Internado, Laguna negra, Primera temporada completa
Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Starring: Amparo Baró, Luis Merlo, Natalia Millán, Marta Torné, Martín Rivas, Carlota García, Ana Celia de Armas, Yon González, Elena Furiase, Mauricio Bautista, Raúl Fernández, Jorge Roelas
Year: 2007
Run Time: 3 discs; 840 minutes
Summary: Production of Antena 3--A Spanish television thriller set in a forest boarding school far from the city.
Format: DVD

Title: El Internado, Laguna negra Segunda temporada completa
Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Starring: Amparo Baró, Luis Merlo, Natalia Millán, Marta Torné, Martín Rivas, Carlota García, Ana Celia de Armas, Yon González, Elena Furiase, Mauricio Bautista, Raúl Fernández, Jorge Roelas
Year: 2007
Run Time: 3 discs; 840 minutes
Summary: Production of Antena 3--A Spanish television thriller set in a forest boarding school far from the city.
Format: DVD
Title: Life is to Whistle Spanish: La Vida es silbar
Director: Fenando Pérez
Starring: Luis Alberto Garciá, Isabel Santos Coralia and Veloz Claudia Rojas
Year: 1998
Run Time: 106 minutes
Summary: This film alternates between the romantic mishaps of three troubled people living in Havana. As they converge towards a momentous finale, the three lost souls interlock while reaching toward reconciliation, inclusion and healing.
Format: DVD
Title: La Lengua de las Mariposas
Director: José Luis Cuerda
Starring: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez and Uxía Blanco
Year: 1999
Run Time: 96 minutes
Summary:For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older brother, a budding saxophone player, he makes a trip with the band from their town in Galicia. But it's also the year that the Spanish Republic comes under fire from Fascist rebels. Moncho's father is a Republican as is the aging teacher, Don Gregorio. As sides are drawn and power falls clearly to one side, the forces of fear, violence, and betrayal alter profoundly what should be the pleasure of coming of age.
Format: DVD
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Title: La Linea del cielo
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Title: Lázaro de Tormes
Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez
Starring: Rafael Álvarez "El Brujo", Karra Elejalde, Beatriz Rico, Manuel Alexandre, Francisco Algora, Agustín González, Francisco Rabal, Juan Luis Galiardo, Manuel Lozano
Year: 2001
Run Time: 97 minutes
Acclaim/Award: Received Goya:

Best Costume Design (Mejor Diseño de Vestuario)
Javier Artiñano

Best Screenplay - Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado)
Fernando Fernán Gómez

Nominated Goya:

Best Make-Up and Hairstyles (Mejor Maquillaje y/o Peluquería)
Juan Pedro Hernández
Esther Martín

Best Production Design (Mejor Dirección Artística)
Luis Ramírez

Best Production Supervision (Mejor Dirección de Producción)
Carmen Martínez

Summary: After thirty some years of vicissitudes, Lázaro sees himself as obligated to demonstrate before the court of justice that his way of life is a response to the necessity of escaping hunger, and not to the desire to commit crimes. Along his passionate declaration, Lázaro mixes past, present, and future with the intention of entertaining his audience; weaving, at the same time, a tapestry of figures and customs of the era, and addressing with equal artfulness, clergy, power, and village.
Format: DVD

Title: Lorca, Muerte de un Poeta
Director: Juan Antonio Bardem
Starring: Nikolas Grace, Amparo Baro, Lola Gaos, Mario Pardo, Diana Peñalver, Maria Luisa Ponte, Mireia Ross, Manolo Zarzo, Maria Fose Alfonso
Year: 1987
Run Time: 117 minutes
Acclaim/Awards: TP de Oro: Best National Series (Mejor Serie Nacional)
Summary: El Cine de TVE--Six-part miniseries docudrama tracing the life of Spanish poet/playwright/activist Federico Garcia Lorca, who was assassinated in 1936.

Format: DVD

Title: Mad Love Spanish: Juan la loca
Director: Vincente Aranda
Starring: Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor and Giuliano Gemma
Year: 2000
Run Time: 118 minutes
Acclaim/Award: “Vivid and compelling.”-New York Magazine
Summary: An epic tale of passion and power based on the scandalous true story of royalty and betrayed loyalty. Queen Isabella sends Columbus off in search of the New World. She also sends her daughter away for an arranged marriage where the two fall passionately in love.
Format: DVD
Title: Mañana es para Siempre
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Starring: Roger Cudney, Lucero and Sergio Sendel
Year: 2008-2009
Run Time: 815 minutes
Summary:Fernanda is the youngest daughter of Gonzalo Elizalde, owner of a hacienda and proprietor of an important milk product business, and Eduardo is the son of Soledad, housekeeper to the family Elizalde. The two children grew up together, united by an innocent and loyal love, despite the difference between their social classes. Gonzalo lives happily with his wife Monserrat and his five children, without suspecting that an implacable enemy lies in wait. Artemio Bravo (Gonzalo's half-brother) feels an intense and bitter hatred toward Gonzalo; it has corroded his mind, and his only aim in life is to destroy the entire Elizalde family slowly and sadly. To achieve this he will use an unscrupulous young woman who arrives at the Gonzala business under the name Barbara Greco. Her intelligence makes a good impression on Gonzalo, who hires her as his personal assitant. little by little, with great cunning, Barbara succeeds in gaining his complete confidence.
Format: DVD
Title: Maria la del Barrio
Director: Marta Luna and Beariz Sheridan
Starring: Thalia, Fernando Colunga and Irán Eory
Year: 1995
Run Time: 13 hours and 43 minutes
Summary: Maria is a 15-year-old scavenger who lives on the outskirts of the city. She loses her godmother, who before dying begs the local priest not to leave Maria to fend for herself. The priest asks one of his benefactors to please let Maria work as a servant in his house. Instead, the Don Fernando brings her in as his ward, making her a target of hostility for his wife, Victoria, and her niece, Soraya. Maria falls in love with the dashing but drunken and disorderly son of the house, Luis Fernando, and must fight Soraya for his affections. When Luis Fernando and Maria finally get married, he walks in on an innocent embrace between Maria and his brother Vladimir and storms out blinded with jealousy. He does not believe Maria's baby is his, so when it is born, Maria gives it away during a temporary bout of insanity. Luis Fernando rescues her from an asylum and adopts another child for her, but she never loses hope of recovering the son she lost. Then another villain Penelope will work as the nanny of the adopted child Tita and make the life of Maria and Luis Fernando a living hell. This televisions series has three double sided discs.
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Title: Nine Queens Spanish: Nueve Reinas
Director: Fabian Bielinsky
Starring: Ricardo Darin, Gaston Paulsletica Bredice and Tomas Fonzi
Year: 2000
Run Time: 115 minutes
Acclaim/Award: “Quite Splendid.”-Entertainment Weekly
Summary: Two small time grifters team up to pull off a big-time score involving a set of valuable counerfeit stamps known as the Nine Queens.
Format: DVD

Title: El pacto
Director: Fernando Colomo
Starring: Mcarena García, Marina Salas, Vicky Luengo, Natalia Rodríguez, Georgina Latre, Denise Maestre, Diana Gómez, Gara Muñoz, José Luis Torrijos, Alicia Ramírez, Sergio Mur
Year: 2010
Run Time: 150 mins
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Summary:  A Spanish TV miniseries dealing with the importance of adolescent friendships, parent-child relations, finding one’s identity.  Based on the real-life experiences of 7 adolescent girls in Massachusetts who all share the same embarrassment.
Format: DVD

Title: El Pantano
Director: Pepa Sánchez-Biezma
Starring: Emma Suárez, Natalia Verbeke, Antonio Valero, Jorge Bosch, Ruth Núñez, Mariana Cordero, Carmen Morales, Antonio Valero, Pedro Casablanc, David Selvas, Elena de Frutos, Marco Martínez, Biel Durán, Javier González, Marina Valdés, Leandro Rivera
Year:  2003
Run Time: 567 mins
Acclaim/Awards:
Summary: Mystery—DVD1 Aguas Negras, Intoxicación, Accidente; DVD2 Bajo sospecha, El diario de Alicia, Misterios; DVD3 Destinos, La búsqueda, Señales
Format: DVD

Title: Pasíon de Gavilanes
Director: Julio Jiménez
Starring: Mario Cimarro, Danna Garcia and Paola Rey
Year: 2003-2004
Run Time: 12 hours
Summary:"Pasión de gavilanes" is the story of the Reyes brothers, three honest and good-natured men until the day a shocking and unforgettable tragedy makes them go in search of revenge. Their plan takes an unexpected turn when they meet the Elizondo sisters, the three beautiful daughters of the powerful hacendado who they blame for their misfortune. This is a five disc television series.
Format: DVD

Title: Proceso a Mariana Pineda
Director: Rafael Moreno Alba
Starring: Pepa Flores, Germán Cobos, Juanjo Puigcorbé, Carlos Larrañaga, Raúl Fraire, Rafael Alonso, Tony Isbert, Manuel Galiana
Year: 1984
Run Time: 307 minutes
Acclaim/Awards: Nomination: Marisol as Best TV Performer for Fotogramas de Plata
Summary: DVD 1 contains chapters 1-3; DVD 2 contains chapters 4-5. This made for Spanish television miniseries follows the life of a real-life society woman with everything to lose who gambles her whole life away in order to support a revolutionary movement against the Spanish monarchy. Controversial and outspoken Pepa Flores is perfectly cast as the wealthy beauty who will not compromise her scruples and who suspects that her martyrdom may inspire the revolution. Filmed in actual locations, the DVD set also includes documentary footage about Mariana Pineda along with a segment of Marisol's singing television appearances.
Format: DVD

Title: Rebelde
Director: Juan Carlos Muños and Luis Pardo
Starring: Monika Munoz, Enrique Rocha and Juan Ferrara
Year:2004-2006
Run Time: Total: 39 hours
Summary:Rebelde is the story of four teenagers who go to the "Elite Way School" a famous international private school. In the school we find Miguel. Miguel is a kid who goes to school due to a scholarship. His goal in life is to become rich and get a revenge on the man who ruined his father and caused his dad to commit suicide. During his plan of revenge he realizes that the man he hates the most is the father of the love of his life, Mia. She is the daughter of Franco, a rich powerful man. Mia is the most popular girl in school and is always happy. She hates the fact that her dad is with a singer Alma Rey, mother of Roberta. Roberta is a girl who has always lived in her mom's famous shadow. For that reason she always doubts her great beauty and her talent. Then there's Diego, a boy who grew up knowing that his destiny was to be in politics. His role model is his dad, a mean cold man. And because of that Diego is mean and cold as well. In the school the four teens meet Enrique, a young teacher that will change their lives forever
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Title: Rubi
Director: Benjamin Cann and Eric Morales
Starring: Bábara Mori, Eduardo Santamarina and Jacqueline Bracamontes
Year: 2005
Run Time: 700 minutes
Summary: The beautiful but poor Rubi will do anything to make her dream reality and become rich- she will even give up the greatest love of her life
Format: DVD

Title: Salt of the Earth
Director: Michael Wilson, Herbert Biberman and Paul Jarrico
Starring: None
Year: 1954
Run Time: 94 minutes
Acclaim/Award: None
Summary: This film is based on the 1950’s strike by zinc miners in New Mexico. It explores issues of labor relations, minority rights and the struggle of women to achieve equality and dignity in their daily lives. This film was given severe pressure from the U.S. government. Some of the most notable and blacklisted filmmakers collaborated in the making of this film.
Format: DVD

Title: Siete Mesas de billar francés: Seven Tables of french billiards
Director: Gracia Querejeta
Starring: Maribel Verdú, Blanca Portillo, Jesús Castejón, Víctor Valdivia, Enrique Villén, Raúl Arévalo, Ramón Barea, Lorena Vindel, José Luis García, Amparo Baró.
Year: 2009
Run Time: 112 minutes
Acclaim/Award: Donostia Zinemaldia Festival of San Sebastian International Film Festival: Silver Award for Best Actress, Blanca Portillo; Award for Best Director, Gracia Querejeta y David Planell.
Summary: Ángela and her young son Guille travel to the big city to see Leo, her father and the boy's grandfather, when he suddenly takes ill. However, they arrive to discover that he has just passed away. Charo, the dead man's lover, explains the dire traits suffered by the paternal business: a hall with seven billiard tables. Charo is convinced that the only way to pay off the debts is to sell the place. However, Ángela learns that her husband has disappeared in mysterious circumstances. Given this painful reality, Ángela resolves to get on and rebuild her life. And the first thing she decides to do is put her savings into getting the old place and its seven tables back up on its feet.
Format: DVD

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Title: Soap Opera Tidbits in Spanish
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Title: Spectacular Commercials in Spanish
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Title: Strawberry and chocolate
Director: Tomas Guitierrez
Starring: Jorge Perugorria, Vladimir Cruz, Mirtha Ibarra, Francisco Gatorno
Year: 1994
Run Time: 104 minutes
Summary: The irresistible comedy treat that's recieved outstanding critical acclain! Meet David a naive young college kis who'sout in his ownfor the very first time. With the help of two extraordinary new friends, David learns everything there is to know abut the things that arent taught in school.
Format: DVD
Title: Y Tu Mamá También English: And Your Mother Too
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Starring: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna
Year: 2002
Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Acclaim/Award: “Wildly erotic!”-Rolling Stone
Summary: Two teenage boys ruled by raging hormones and a mission to consume exotic substances set off on a cross-country trip with a seductive 28-year-old woman. Will the boys mutual desire for this woman destroy their friendship forever?
Format: DVD
Title: We're All Stars Spanish: Todos somos estrellas
Director: Felipe Degregori
Starring: Milena Alva, Ivonne Rincòn, Elide Brero
Year: 1993
Run Time: 80 minutes
Acclaim/Award: First Place Winner at three film festivals.
Summary: A wonderful comedy about a family who share a dream to win fortune and fame on a television game show. The television show is looking for the perfect family and this family is force to cover up the family divorce.
Format: VHS
Films Available in Briggs Library
Title: Alas de mariposa English: Butterfly Wings
Directed by: Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Year: 1991
Starring: Silvia Munt, Fernando Valverde, Susana García Díez, Laura Vaquero
Summary: Ami is a 6 year old girl who is extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relationship between mother and daughter becomes a tragic one, driving the family to an inevitable nightmare.
Run time: 108 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.A32 1994 VIDEO
Title: Alias, La Gringa
Directed by: Alberto Durant
Year:
1991
Starring: Germán González, Elsa Olivero, Orlando Sacha, Juan Manuel Ochoa
Summary: This political drama follows the adventures and escapades of "La Gringa", a likeable criminal capable of escaping from any jail. When he escapes from one with the help of an imprisoned intellectual, "La Gringa", returns in disguise to help pay back the favor but finds himself caught in a prison riot.
Run time: 92 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.A45 1994 VIDEO
Title: La Boca del lobo English: The Lion’s Den
Directed by: Francisco J. Lombardi
Year: 1988
Starring: Gustavo Bueno, Toño Vega, José Tejada, Gilberto Torres
Summary:
The military anti-terrorist army takes control of "Chuspi", an unknown and faraway small village, isolated by the terrorist group "Sendero Luminoso" (Shining Path). A soldier called Vitin Luna, and other young soldiers face an invisible, perhaps superior force. Their unit is commanded by a brutal lieutenant who declares the entire village guilty of treason. In the face of this crisis, Vitin must choose between blind obedience and his own conscience.
Run time: 128 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.B622 1990 VIDEO
Title: Bodas de Sangre English: Blood Wedding
Directed by: Carlos Saura
Year:
1981
Starring: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Pilar Cárdenas
Summary: The story is based on a newspaper fragment which told of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy family.
Run time: 72 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.B634 1992 VIDEO
Title: Camila
Directed by: María Luisa Bemberg
Year:
1984
Starring: Susú Pecoraro, Imanol Arias, Héctor Alterio, Elena Tasisto
Summary: In Buenos Aires of the 1840's, a young Jesuit and a wealthy socialite fall in love and begin a torrid affair. They escape from the city, and, in disguise, set up house in a village, assuming they are safe and beyond the cares of anyone. However, both the church and Camila's family are enraged, vowing to hunt down the lovers for a capital crime. Based on a true story.
Run time: 105 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.C3 VIDEO RESERVE
Title: Carmen
Directed by: Carlos Saura
Year: 1983
Starring: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía
Summary: A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then turns similar to the play.
Run time: 102 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: M1501.B5 C3 1984
Title: La Celestina
Directed by: César Fernández Ardavín
Year: 1969
Starring: Julián Mateos, Elisa Ramírez, Amelia de la Torre
Summary:
The impossible love between two adolescents in Medieval Spain provides the link between several stories of passion and greed.
Run time:
123 minutes
Format:
VHS
Library Call Number: VIDEOTAPE PQ6426.A3 1980
Title: La ciudad y los perros English: The City and the Dogs
Directed by: Francisco J. Lombardi
Year:
1985
Starring:
Pablo Serra, Gustavo Bueno, Luis Álvarez, Juan Manuel Ochoa
Summary:
Four angry cadets have formed an inner circle in an attempt to beat the system and ward off the boredom and stifling confinement of the military academy. They set off a chain of events that starts with a theft and leads to murder.
Run time:
135 minutes
Format:
VHS
Library Call Number: PQ8498.32.A65 C52 VIDEO
Title: Confesíon a Laura English: Confession to Laura
Directed by:
Jaime Osorio Gómez
Year: 1991
Starring: María Cristina Gálvez, Vicky Hernández, Gustavo Londoño, Walter Rojas
Summary: On April 9, 1948, Colombian presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán has been assassinated, with riots and mayhem are all over Bogotá. An oppressed husband (Gustavo Londoño) has to spend the day at Laura's home (Vicky Hernández), a lonely, mature schoolteacher.
Run time: 90 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.C65 1994 VIDEO
Title: Como agua para chocolate English: Like Water for Chocolate
Directed by: Alfonso Arau
Year: 1992
Starring: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez
Summary: Tita and Pedro want to get married, but Tita has to take care of her ageing mother and is not allowed to marry. Pedro ends up marrying Tita's sister, but lets Tita know he only married her sister to be closer to her. When Tita is forced to make the wedding cake, the guests at the wedding are overcome with sadness.
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123 minutes
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Library Call Number: PN1997.C6484 1994 VIDEO
Title: Cría cuervos
Directed by: Carlos Saura
Year: 1976
Starring: Geraldine Chaplin, Mónica Randall, Florinda Chico, Ana Torrent
Summary: The title is from a Spanish proverb: "If you raise (cria) crows, they will peck your eyes out." Cría is a pun also: it means offspring, young, especially of wild animals. The query behind this whole movie is just who does young Ana resemble? Whose cría is she?
Run time: 107 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.C74 1989 VIDEO
Title: De Noche vienes, Esmeralda English: Esmeralda comes by night
Directed by: Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
Year: 1997
Starring: María Rojo, Claudio Obregón, Martha Navarro
Summary: The story of Esmeralda (Rojo) a charming nurse accused of being an adulteress by Pedro (Laguardia), one of her five husbands. Always smiling, Esmeralda is lead to a police station, where judge Víctor Solorio (Obregón) interrogates her. The old angry man can't believe Esmeralda's claims of being in love with her five husbands.
Run time: 103 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.D41 1999 VIDEO
Title: Disparen a matar English: Shoot to Kill
Directed by: Carlos Azpúrua
Year: 1990
Starring: Amalia Pérez Diaz, Jean Carlo Simancas, Daniel Alvarado
Summary: During a police round-up, Mercedes witnesses the unjust murder of her son, a working-class man, by a police captain. Refusing to accept the official version of the story - that her son was a criminal - she launches a campaign for justice.
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.D57 A96 VIDEO
Title: Doña Bárbara
Directed by: Miguel M. Delgado, Fernando de Fuentes
Year: 1943
Starring: María Félix, Julián Soler, María Elena Marqués
Summary: A lawyer faces the feared Doña Bárbara, who dominates the plains of Altamira, over a land dispute. However, both she and her daughter Marisela, fall in love with the lawyer in this drama.
Run time: 138 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PQ8549.G24 D62 VIDEO
Title: Don Segundo Sombra
Directed by: Manuel Antin
Year: 1969
Starring: Héctor Alterio, Alejandra Boero, Juan Carvalledo
Summary: A film about a young boy growing to manhood, seen through the eyes of his mentor, Don Segundo Sombra, an old "gaucho" who teaches the boy moral and human values.
Run time: 110 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PQ7797.G75 D625 VIDEO
Title: Entre tinieblas English: Dark Hideout
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Year: 1983
Starring: Cristina Sánchez Pascual, Will More, Laura Cepeda, Miguel Zúñiga
Summary: Yolanda sings in a seedy nightclub. When her boyfriend dies of an overdose, she fears the police and seeks refuge in a convent that saves women from the streets. These off-beat nuns include a heroin using abbess who loves Yolanda, one who writes romance novels under a pseudonym, another raising a tiger in the convent yard, and one who designs fabulous fashions and is in love with the local priest.
Run time: 114 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.E57 1988 VIDEO
Title: The Exterminating Angel
Directed by: Luis Buñuel
Year: 1962
Starring: Silvia Pinal, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook, José Baviera
Summary: After a lavish dinner party, the guests find themselves mysteriously unable to leave the room. Over the next few days, all of the elaborate pretenses and facades that they've built up by virtue of their positions in society collapse completely as they become reduced to living like animals.
Run time: 95 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.E96 1991 VIDEO
Title: Frida, naturaleza vida
Directed by: Paul Leduc
Year: 1984
Starring: Ofelia Medina, Juan José Gurrola, Max Kerlow, Claudio Brook
Summary: This film is a chronicle of painter Frida Kahlo, and her encounter with the personalities of her time. Despite being confied to a wheelchair as a result of polio, operations and amputations, she faces and traces some of the most colorful and controversial aspects of Mexican history, during the dominant time of Mexican muralism.
Run time: 108 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: ND259.K33 F73 1989 VIDEO
Title: La historia oficial English: The Official Story
Directed by: Luis Puenzo
Year: 1985
Starring: Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Chunchuna Villafañe
Summary: Alicia Marnet de Ibáñez is a high school history professor and a well-to-do housewife in Buenos Aires, circa 1983, after the fall of the "junta militar" that had taken over the government since 1976. She has a husband, Roberto, who is a succesful lawyer and a five-year-old adopted daughter.
Run time: 112 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.H55 VIDEO
Title: Kiss of the Spider Woman
Directed by: Hector Babenco
Year: 1985
Starring: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy
Summary: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.
Run time: 120 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: VIDEOTAPE PN1997.K5 1986
Title: Libertarias English: Freedomfighters
Directed by: Vicente Aranda
Year: 1996
Starring: Ana Belén, Victoria Abril, Ariadna Gil
Summary: At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the nun Maria is forced to flee her convent. She takes refuge in a brothel, until it is liberated by a woman's anarchist group. Maria joins the group and eventually goes to the front. The women's group faces the problems of fighting not only the nationalists, but also factions on the left seeking to impose a more traditional military structure.
Run time: 125 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.L5055 1995 VIDEO
Title: La Linea del cielo English: Skyline
Directed by: Fernando Colomo
Year: 1984
Starring: Antonio Resines, Beatriz Pérez Porro, Jaime Nos, Roy Hoffman
Summary: A Spaniard photographer goes to New York in an attempt of selling his work. Despite his broken English and his shyness, he meet two editors that could be interested in publishing his pictures. However, his dreams of fame vanish when he realizes that his photographs are considered old-fashioned by the American publishers.
Run time: 83 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.L56 1984 VIDEO
Title: Lucía
Directed by: Humberto Solás
Year: 1969
Starring: Raquel Revuelta, Eslinda Núñez, Adela Legrá
Summary: Episodes of the lives of three Cuban women, each named Lucía, from three different historical periods: the Cuban war of independence (with Spain), the 1930's, and the 1960's.
Run time: 160 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.L82 VIDEO
Title: María
Directed by: Chano Urueta
Year: 1938
Starring: Lupita Tovar, Rodolfo Landa, Miguel Arenas
Summary: Efrain returns from school in Bogota to his house in the Cauca valley, a rural property at the base of the central mountain range. There he finds Maria, the daughter of a friend of his father.
Run time: 83 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: RESERVE VIDEO PN1997.M37
Title: Marianela
Directed by: Angelino Fons
Year: 1972
Starring: Mari Carmen Aguado, Germán Cobos, Rocío Dúrcal, Lola Gaos
Summary: The story of a sadly disfigured orphan girl whose only joy in life is to serve as a guide to a young and handsome blind man, Pablo. When Pablo recovers his eyesight, Marianela's fragile world is shattered.
Run time: 106 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PQ6555.M32 VIDEO
Title: Memorias del subdesarrallo English: Inconsolable Memories
Directed by: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea
Year: 1968
Starring: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez
Summary: Sergio, a wealthy bourgeois aspiring writer, decides to stay in Cuba even though his wife and friends flee to Miami. Sergio looks back over the changes in Cuba from the Castro revolution to the Cuban missile crisis, the effects of living in an underdeveloped country, and his relations with his girlfriends Elena and Hanna.
Run time: 97 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: HN203.5.M4 VIDEO
Title: Narda o el verano English: Narda or the Summer
Directed by: Juan Guerrero
Year: 1970
Starring: Enrique Álvarez Félix, Amadee Chabot, Héctor Bonilla, Lazaro Paterson
Summary: Still photographer Jorge and his friend Max are going to spend the summer in an Acapulco beach house. They decide to "share" a woman for the season, partially "because it's cheaper," but also for philosophical reasons.
Run time: 80 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PQ7298.15.L5 N32 VIDEO
Title: Nazarín
Directed by: Luis Buñuel
Year: 1958
Starring: Francisco Rabal, Marga López , Rita Macedo, Jesús Fernández
Summary: Nazarín is a priest, attempting to living a pure and honest life strictly according to Christian principles - but others only show him distrust and hatred, apart from the local prostitute.
Run time: 94 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PQ6555.N3 VIDEO
Title: No habrá más penas ni olvido
Directed by: Héctor Olivera
Year: 1983
Starring: Federico Luppi, Héctor Bidonde, Víctor Laplace
Summary: A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls the newly elected Peronist a communist. The newly elected official enlists the aid of allies ranging from the town drunk to young Peronists to help hold his post. What follows is a slapstick war with a serious message.
Run time: 80 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.F8 1988 VIDEO
Title: El Norte English: The North
Directed by: Gregory Nava
Year: 1984
Starring: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Lupe Ontiveros
Summary: Mayan Indian peasants, tired of being thought of as nothing more than "brazos fuertes" ("strong arms", i.e., manual laborers) organize in an effort to improve their lot in life, and are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, a brother and sister decide they must flee to "El Norte" ("the North", i.e., the USA).
Run time: 139 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.N6 1984 VIDEO
Title: Una Novia para David English: A Girlfriend for David
Directed by: Orlando Rojas
Year: 1985
Starring: María Isabel Díaz, Francisco Gattorno, Thais Valdés
Summary: The story of students of a high school in Havana in the 60's, where love, politics, and moral contradictions appeared.
Run time: 100 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.N68 VIDEO
Title: Los Olvidados
Directed by: Luis Buñuel
Year: 1950
Starring: Alfonso Mejío, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán, Roberto Cobo
Summary: A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City. The morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others in this city.
Run time: 85 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.O44 1989 VIDEO
Title: Les orgueilleux English: The Proud Ones
Directed by: Yves Allégret, Rafael E. Portas
Year: 1953
Starring: Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Michèle Cordoue, Josefina Escobedo, Jaime Fernández
Summary: The first to die in an epidemic of meningitis in Vera Cruz is a French tourist. His wife Nellie, detached and indifferent, feels little grief and realizes that her coldness is her own doom. Over the next two days, she is attracted to George, a local drunk who has his own dark secret. In assisting the local doctor to cope with the epidemic, these two emotional cripples enable each other to rediscover reasons to live and to love.
Run time: 103 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.O744 1993 VIDEO
Title: Oriane
Directed by: Fina Torres
Year: 1985
Starring: Doris Wells, Daniela Silverio, Rafael Briceño, Mirta Borges
Summary: Maria learns that her aunt Oriana has died and willed her a crumbling and remote Venezuelan hacienda where Maria spent time as a girl. Maria goes to the hacienda to prepare the place for sale; while going through her aunt's papers, she recalls her childhood visit.
Run time: 88 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.O7536 VIDEO
Title: Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!!
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Year: 1984
Starring: Carmen Maura, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma
Summary: A dysfunctional family in Madrid: Gloria is a cleaning lady, hooked on No-Doze, living in a crowded flat with Antonio, her surly husband, a cabby who adores an aging German singer he used to chauffeur; he's also a forger. One teen son sells heroin, the other sleeps with men. Her mother-in-law keeps bottled water and cupcakes under lock and key, selling them to the family. Can this chaos be tamed?
Run time: 101 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.Q8 1988 VIDEO
Title: Los Santos inocentes
Directed by: Mario Camus
Year: 1984
Starring: Alfredo Landa, Terele Pávez, Belén Ballesteros, Juan Sachez
Summary: Somewhere in the Spanish countryside, in the 60s, Paco and his wife Régula are very poor and work as tenant farmers for a very wealthy landowner. They have 3 children. One is backward. The others cannot got to school because the master "needs" their work. When Regula's brother is fired from where he has worked for 61 years, he settles down at their little place...
Run time: 107 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.S36 1986 VIDEO
Title: Terra em transe English: A Land in Distress
Directed by: Glauber Rocha
Year: 1967
Starring: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha
Summary: Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins opposes two equally corrupt political candidates: a pseudopopulist and a conservative. In this context, Paulo is torn between the madness of the elite and the blind submission of the masses. But, in this complex tropical reality, nothing really is what it seems to be.
Run time: 106 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.T47 1980 VIDEO
Title: Tristana
Directed by: Luis Buñuel
Year: 1970
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero, Lola Gaos
Summary: When Tristana's mother dies, she is entrusted to the guardianship of the well-respected though old Don Lope. Don Lope is well-known for his honorable nature, despite his socialistic views about business and religion. But his one weakness is women, and he falls for the innocent girl in his charge.
Run time: 95 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.B795 1996 VIDEO
Title: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
Directed by: Fernando Birri
Year: 1988
Starring: Marcia Barreto, Fernando Birri, Daisy Granados, Asdrúbal Meléndez
Summary: A strange man appears in a poor village. He has very large wings growing from his back. The family in whose yard he lands shelters him in a chicken coop and exploits him as an angel in a carnival atmosphere. His message is not necessarily what one expects from a creature of Heaven.
Run time: 90 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PQ8180.17 A73 V4 VIDEO
Title: Viridiana
Directed by: Luis Buñuel
Year: 1961
Starring: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo
Summary: Viridiana is a novice nun, who despite being exposed to the evils of the outside world in the form of her lecherous uncle, decides to show true Christian charity by opening up her house to all the local cripples and beggars.
Run time: 90 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.V57 1992 VIDEO
Title: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Year: 1988
Starring: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma
Summary: A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she. Meanwhile her friend is afraid the police are looking for her because of her boyfriend's criminal activities. They talk to a female lawyer, who turns out to be the lover's new lover.
Run time: 90 minutes
Format: VHS
Library Call Number: PN1997.W6 VIDEO