The Girl of Your Dreams
The Girl of Your Dreams is a 1998 Spanish drama film produced and directed by Fernando Trueba that stars Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Johannes Silberschneider and Hanna Schygulla. Set during the Spanish Civil War, it centers on a fictional Andalusian actress making a film in Nazi Germany who becomes the object of Joseph Goebbels' attentions. In 1938, while Spain is in the grip of civil war, a film team from territory held by Franco's rebels are invited to the co-production in Berlin of a musical set in 19th-century Andalucia, to be shot in separate Spanish and German versions. At first happy to be working away from their war-torn country, the group find life under Nazism unpleasant and dangerous. Macarena, their attractive star, soon catches the eye of Goebbels, the Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, determined to bed her. Though she finds him repulsive, prefers the company of Blas, the married director of the Spanish version, it is made clear to her that for the sake of the project and of Hispano-German relations she must comply.
When she points out that the extras in the film look ridiculous, being tall and fair-haired, they are replaced by short dark Jewish and Romani prisoners from a concentration camp, under armed SS guards. An extra with whom she sympathises, a handsome Russian called Leo, escapes the guards and she smuggles him into the villa where Goebbels has installed her; when Goebbels calls round, Leo knocks him out cold. Blas realises that this is the end of the road for the project and rushes to see Goebbels' wife, well aware of her husband's activities, she writes him a pass enabling Leo and her dresser to board a plane that night. The fate of the rest of the group, who are all under arrest, is unclear. Penélope Cruz as Macarena Granada Antonio Resines as Blas Fontiveros Jorge Sanz as Julián Torralba Rosa Maria Sardà as Rosa Rosales Santiago Segura as Castillo Loles León as Trini Morenos Jesús Bonilla as Marco Bonilla Neus Asensi as Lucia Gandia Miroslav Táborský as Václav Passer Johannes Silberschneider as Goebbels Karel Dobry as Leo Götz Otto as Heinrich von Wermelskirch Hanna Schygulla as Magda Goebbels María Barranco as Ambassador's wife Juan Luis Galiardo as Ambassador During the Civil War, filmmakers from the Nationalist side found work in Germany and Italy.
For example, in 1938 at the UFA studios in Babelsberg, the Spanish director Florián Rey filmed Carmen, la de Triana in Spanish and a German version called Andalusische Nächte, both starring the Argentine singer and actress Imperio Argentina with whom, according to legend, Hitler fell in love. She is reported to have sued the producers and director for using her life story without permission. 7 Goya Awards, including Best Film and Best Actress Golden Bear - 49th Berlin International Film Festival A sequel, La reina de España, starring Penélope Cruz and Jorge Sanz, was released on 25 November 2016. La niña de tus ojos on IMDb The Girl of Your Dreams at Rotten Tomatoes
Enrique Urbizu is a Spanish film director and screenwriter. A native of Bilbao, he is best known for being one of the few Spanish film directors who brought the film noir into the late Spanish film industry and redefining the genre. Urbizu graduated from Universidad del País Vasco. In 2011 he won the Goya Award for Best Director with the movie No Rest for the Wicked. Tu novia está loca Todo por la pasta Como ser infeliz y disfrutarlo Cachito Cuernos de mujer The Ninth Gate La caja 507 La vida mancha Adivina quién soy No habrá paz para los malvados Alatriste Herederos de la bestia Enrique Urbizu on IMDb
Torrelavega is a municipality and important industrial and commercial hub in the single province Autonomous Community of Cantabria in northern Spain. It is situated 8 kilometres from the Cantabrian Coast and 27.5 kilometres from the capital of the Autonomous Community, half way between the Principality of Asturias and the Basque Country. The rivers Saja and Besaya flow through the city, it is the capital of the comarca of Valle del Besaya which includes composed of the municipalities of Suances, Cartes, Los Corrales de Buelna, Arenas de Iguña, Bárcena de Pie de Concha, Molledo and San Felices de Buelna. Its highest point is 606 metres and its lowest point is 12 metres. Torrelavega is a regional center for industry and transport, its weekly livestock fair is famous in Spain, its stadium is known as El Malecon. The Cave of Altamira, famed for the prehistoric paintings found inside, is about 10 kilometers northwest of the city. Torrelavega was founded at the end of the thirteenth century by Garci Lasso de la Vega I, Adelantado Mayor of the Kingdom of Castile in the name of King Alfonso XI of Castile.
Its current name is due to the contraction of the original eponym of "Torre de la Vega". The Castle or Tower of the Vega's was built by Leonor Lasso de la Vega, daughter of Garci Lasso de la Vega II, the younger, mother of the Íñigo López de Mendoza, marqués de Santillana in order to administer the tax and privilege due in the family's territory; the name of the comarca, Valle del Besaya is derived from the Astur-Leonese Bisalia, which in turn derives from the Celtic, Bis-salia from the two rivers that flow through the city. Torrelavega was an important agricultural hub in the Kingdom of Castile since medieval times. Continuous population growth and industrial development enabled Torrelavega to attain city status in 1895 from the Queen Regent Maria Christina of Bourbon, Princess of the Two Sicilies; the city is home to the main seat of the Spanish anarcho-syndicalist labor union the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo. Barreda Campuzano Duález Ganzo La Montaña Sierrapando Tanos Torrelavega Torres Viérnoles La Inmobiliaria El Barrio de Sorravides El Barrio Covadonga La Nueva Ciudad El Zapatón El Poblado North: Santillana del Mar and Polanco.
South: Los Corrales de Buelna and San Felices de Buelna. East: Piélagos and Puente Viesgo. West: Reocín and Cartes. Óscar Freire, spanish cyclist. Juanjo Cobo, spanish cyclist. Dani Sordo, Rally Driver. Old Havana, Cuba Rochefort-sur-Mer, France Louga, Senegal Zug, Western Sahara Ayuntamiento de Torrelavegahttp://www.oviedo.es/index.php/es/la-ciudad/ciudades-hermanadas Oviedo´s sister city is Torrevieja, not Torrelavega. Http://www.eldiariomontanes.es/20110324/local/torrelavega-besaya/torrelavega-louga-hermanas-201103241319.html
Fernando Rodríguez Trueba, known as Fernando Trueba, is a book editor, film director and producer. Between 1974 and 1979 he worked as a film critic for Spain's leading daily newspaper El País. In 1980, he founded the monthly film magazine Casablanca, which he edited and directed during its first two years, he is the editor of Diccionario del Jazz Latino. Among other awards, he has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with Belle Époque in 1994, the Goya Award as Best Director three times and a Silver Bear for Year of Enlightment at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival. Miracle of Candeal won the Goya for Best Documentary, Chico and Rita won the Goya for Best Feature Animation. In 1999, The Girl of Your Dreams was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2011 he won the Award of the Hungarian National Student Jury for Chico and Rita at the 7th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials; as a music producer he has won two Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards.
He is the father of Jonás Trueba. 1980: Ópera prima 1982: Mientras el cuerpo aguante 1983: Sal gorda 1985: Sé infiel y no mires con quién 1986: El año de las luces 1989: La mujer de tu vida: La mujer inesperada 1989: The Mad Monkey / aka Twisted Obsession 1992: Belle Epoque 1995: Two Much 1998: The Girl of Your Dreams 2000: Calle 54 2002: The Shanghai Spell 2004: El milagro de Candeal 2009: El baile de la victoria 2010: Chico and Rita 2012: The Artist and the Model 2016: La reina de España 2000: Calle 54 2002: Lágrimas Negras 2003: We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together 2004: Bebo de Cuba 2005: Bebo 2006: Paz 2007: Live at the Village Vanguard 2008: Juntos para siempre 2009: Caribe - Michel Camilo Big Band 2010: Española Fernando Trueba on IMDb Official web by Trueba Fernando Trueba Productions web
Fernando Fernán Gómez
Fernando Fernández Gómez better known as Fernando Fernán-Gómez was a Spanish actor, film director, theater director and member of the Royal Spanish Academy for seven years. He was born in Argentina while his mother, Spanish actress Carola Fernán-Gómez, was making a tour in Latin America, he would use her surname for his stage name when he moved to Spain in 1924. After the Spanish Civil War he interrupted his studies to work in theater. In 1942 he began to act in movies but continued working on plays, he received awards for directing and writing. In the 1950s he began to direct movies, including the film of his novel, El viaje a ninguna parte, he received praise for his 1958 comedy La vida por delante, which led to a sequel, La vida alrededor. In 1977, he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival for his role in The Anchorite, he won the award again at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival in 1985 for his role in Stico. and the Honorary Golden Bear at the 55th Berlin International Film Festival in 2005.
Having been much in demand during the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s was a less active period for him, but towards the end of his life, he enjoyed something of a revival, featuring in three major projects: "Todo sobre mi madre", "Plenilunio", a starring role in the hit "La lengua de las mariposas". He married María Dolores Pradera in 1945, he married Emma Cohen in 2000. Fernando Fernán Gómez died in Madrid on 21 November 2007 from a heart failure; as he was a lifelong anarchist, his coffin was covered in a red anarchist flag. El Vendedor de Naranjas Madrid, Tebas, 1961. Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1986. El Viaje a Ninguna Parte Madrid, Debate, 1985. El Mal Amor Barcelona, Planeta. Historic novel. El Mar y El Tiempo Barcelona, Planeta, 1988. El Ascensor de Los Borrachos Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1993. La Cruz y el Lirio Dorado Madrid, Espasa-Calpe, 1998. Manicomio El mensaje El malvado Carabel La vida por delante La vida alrededor Sólo para hombres La venganza de Don Mendo Y el mundo sigue Los palomos El extraño viaje Ninette y un señor de Murcia |Ninette y un señor de Murcia Mayores con reparos Crimen imperfecto Cómo casarse en 7 días Yo la vi primero La querida Bruja, más que bruja Mi hija Hildegart Cinco tenedores Mambrú se fue a la guerra El viaje a ninguna parte El mar y el tiempo Fuera de juego Siete mil días juntos Pesadilla para un rico A Porta do Sol Lázaro de Tormes Las bicicletas son para el verano Café Gijón Fernando Fernán Gómez on IMDb Fernán Gómez: Writer, Movie-Maker, Anarchist
Cell 211 is a 2009 Spanish prison film directed by Daniel Monzón, starring Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann and Antonio Resines. Juan Oliver wants to make a good impression at his new job as a prison officer and reports to work a day early, leaving his pregnant wife, Elena, at home. During his tour of the prison, an accident occurs, he is rushed to the empty but visibly haunted walls of cell 211. As this diversion unfolds, convicts break free and hijack control of the penitentiary. Aware of the violence, to come, the prison officers flee, leaving Juan stranded and unconscious in the heart of the riot; when Juan awakens, he takes stock of the situation. Juan manages to convince the other prisoners that he is one of them, that he just entered the prison that day for homicide, he not only makes himself believed as inmate, but befriends the violent, deep voiced leader of the riot, who takes him under his wing. Malamadre discovers that Basque terrorists associated with ETA are being held in the same prison, plans to use them as a bargaining tool.
When this hits the news, it triggers a stream of prison riots throughout the country as well as demonstrations in the Basque Country. Juan realizes that he is on his own as the situation becomes more politicized and the government gets involved, afraid of potential ramifications in the Basque community. Juan's pregnant wife, Elena learns about his impossible situation and heads for the jail. Once there she is brutally beaten outside the prisons, while trying to get information about her husband. A TV inside the prison cell block reveals the information to the prisoners. Camera footage indicates. Fearful for her safety, Juan insists on learning information regarding her status. Malamadre demands information of all those injured by the riot; the authorities respond with a short list of only four names. This infuriates the prisoners, who believe that the police are withholding information, decide to kill one of the ETA prisoners. However, Juan intervenes and suggest they cut off an ear, an act he is forced to perform himself.
The authorities provide additional information on all the injured. Juan learns Elena is in the hospital. Juan is rebuffed. Utrilla, the police guard who hit Elena, is asked to leave. Meanwhile, Apache, an inmate close to Malamadre, learns the truth behind Juan's status as a guard, having contacted a friend at the police via a secret cell phone, he tells Juan. Malamadre has Apache tell Juan that he needs to speak to him. Juan is brought to a secluded room, the door closed behind him, several of Malamadre's men surround him, he asks, nervously, "What faces?" in an effort to defuse the situation given his worry that Apache betrayed his true status. Instead, Malamadre shows Juan a cell phone video from a different camera at the outside riot; the footage shows that Elena was beaten by Utrilla, another prison guard, who proceeded to leave her on the ground. Juan insists. Inside, Utrilla is faced with the cell phone footage by an infuriated Juan. Juan again insists on talking to Elena, but he instead learns that both she and her unborn child have died.
In response, the prisoners viciously beat Utrilla until he loudly insists that Juan is a prison guard. He asks Juan to tell the truth. In private Malamadre and his other cohorts are furious but Malamadre leaves him alone, given that he ruthlessly killed Utrilla. Juan attempts to commit suicide by hanging himself with a belt, he fails. Malamadre receives a call from the negotiator asking him to collect a file, they tell him that Juan Oliver is a prison leave the file for Malamadre to see. Malamadre says it is only a piece of paper and heads back inside telling the negotiator that they are just trying to make him kill Juan; the government sends a messenger to deal directly. The government acquiesces to Malamadre's demands. However, Juan drags Utrilla's corpse in front of the liaison and insists that the government agree in public or they will kill the ETA prisoners. Malamadre is furious at being upstaged. Malamadre tells Juan that if the GEO team invades instead of agreeing he will either die or kill Juan.
In either event, Malamadre insists. The government sends in the GEO team. Apache kills Juan and injures Malamadre, it is unclear if he will become the new prison king or if Malamadre, as soon as he will heal from his injuries, will exact vengeance upon him. At a secret inquiry held by the government, the prison officials regret Juan's death but did the best they could in the situation; the prison official asks, "Any more questions?" Luis Tosar – Malamadre Alberto Ammann – Juan Antonio Resines – Utrilla Marta Etura – Elena Carlos Bardem – Apache Manuel Morón – Almansa Luis Zahera – Releches Vicente Romero – Tachuela The screenplay was adapted from a homonymous novel by Francisco Pérez Gandul set during a prison riot. Cell 211 has received positive reviews from international film critics, earning a 97% "Certified Fresh" rating at Rotten Tomatoes from 35 reviews. An artistic and commercial success, the film won eight Goya Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and B