Luis López Tosar is a Spanish actor and musician. He is one of the most recognizable and versatile actors in Spain, best known for the movies Cell 211, Take My Eyes, Sleep Tight, Even the Rain and Mondays in the Sun, he has a music group called "Di Elas". Born in Lugo, Spain on 13 October 1971, he began his career playing theater and shorts, but he became famous in Galicia by his performance in 1998 TV Series Mareas Vivas. Critically acclaimed for his supporting role in the unemployment drama Mondays in the Sun, abusive husband in Take My Eyes, an executive producer in Even the Rain, doorman in Sleep Tight, his most acclaimed performance has to be from his 2009 hit Cell 211 which stars Tosar as Malamadre, a prisoner that instigates a riot and befriends an undercover prison guard in the process, his only major role in an American film was Michael Mann's Miami Vice, starring Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx. Besides that he has appeared in other English films The Limits of Mr. Nice. In 2012 he dubbed George Washington for the videogame Assassin's Creed III.
On 17 November 2018 he received a star in Almeria Walk of Fame for the films El Toro. 1998 Atilano Presidente by Santiago Aguilar & Luis Guridi 1999 Flores de otro mundo by Icíar Bollaín Celos by Vicente Aranda 2000 El corazón del guerrero by Daniel Monzón Sé quien eres by Patricia Ferreira Leo by José Luis Borau La comunidad by Álex de la Iglesia Besos para todos by Jaime Chávarri El váter susurra by Rafael Calvo 2001 Lena by Gonzalo Tapia Sin noticias de Dios by Agustín Díaz Yanes Un asunto pendiente by José Manuel Quiroga 2002 Semana santa by Pepe Danquart Los lunes al sol by Fernando León de Aranoa Trece campanadas by Xavier Villaverde 2003 El lápiz del carpintero by Antón Reixa El regalo de Silvia by Dionisio Pérez Te doy mis ojos by Icíar Bollaín La flaqueza del bolchevique by Manuel Martín Cuenca La vida que te espera by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón 2004 Inconscientes by Joaquín Oristrell 2005 La noche del Hermano Aupa Etxebeste! by Asier Altuna & Telmo Esnal 2006 Miami Vice by Michael Mann Cargo by Clive Gordon Hotel Tívoli by Antón Reixa 2007 Las vidas de Celia by Antonio Chavarrías.
Casual Day by Max Lemcke 2008 La noche que dejó de llover by Alfonso Zarauza 2009 Celda 211 by Daniel Monzón The Limits of Control by Jim Jarmusch 2010 Even the Rain by Icíar Bollaín 18 Meals 2011 Crebinsky by Enrique Otero Sleep Tight 2012 Galaicus Operation E 2013 Que pena tu Familia A Gun in Each Hand 2014 A Night in Old Mexico El Niño Shrew's Nest by Álex de la Iglesia 2015 Retribution by Dani de la Torre Ma Ma 2016 Cien años de perdón by Daniel Calparsoro 1898, Our Last Men in the Philippines 2018 Yucatán by Daniel Monzón Gun City by Dani de la Torre Luis Tosar has won 3 Goya Awards considered as the Spanish equivalent of the Academy Awards. He has won the Málaga Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 Málaga Spanish Film Festival. 2012 Gaudí Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2010 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Actor 2010 Fotogramas de Plata Best Movie Actor 2010 Goya Awards Best Actor 2010 Premios ACE Cinema - Best Actor 2010 Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor 2010 Spanish Actors Union Lead Performance, Male 2005 Cartagena Film Festival Best Actor 2004 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Actor for: Take My Eyes and The Weakness of the Bolshevik 2004 Copenhagen International Film Festival Best Actor 2004 Fotogramas de Plata Best Movie Actor 2004 Goya Awards Best Actor 2003 San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actor 2004 Seattle International Film Festival Best Actor 2004 Spanish Actors Union Lead Performance, Male 2004 Turia Awards Best Actor 2003 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Supporting Actor 2003 Goya Awards Best Supporting Actor 2003 Sant Jordi Awards Best Spanish Actor 2003 Spanish Actors Union Supporting Performance, Male Luis Tosar on IMDb
Agustí Villaronga Riutort is a Balearic Spanish film director and actor. He has directed a documentary, three projects for television and three shorts, his film El niño de la luna was entered into the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. In 2011 he won the Goya Award for Best Director for Pa negre; the film was selected as the Spanish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist. Agustí Villaronga was born on 4 March 1953 in Palma de Mallorca, his grandparents had been itinerant puppeteers and his father was a child of the Spanish Civil War, a fact that would resurface in the director's filmography. Since childhood, his father encouraged his love for films and from early in his life he wanted to become a film director, he made some shorts. Villaronga made his directorial debut in 1986 with the film Tras el cristal, selected by the Berlin film festival receiving critical praise and many awards; the plot follows a former Nazi doctor, now paralyzed and depending on an iron lung to live, who begins to be taken care of by a young man, one of the children he abused during the war.
Tras el cristal shows some of the key elements in Villaronga's filmography: a disturbed childhood marked by violence an early discovery of sexuality. His second film, El niño de la Luna, is about a child who goes to Africa to join a tribe awaiting the arrival of white child God. In 1992 he made Al Andaluz, produced by Segetel and the MoMa of New York city. For some years Villaronga tried unsuccessfully to find financing to adapt a novel by Mercè Rodoreda, Muerte en Primavera. Instead he had to take some commission works. One of these was El pasajero clandestino, a made for television project that lacked the personal characteristics of his filmography. Called by actress María Barranco, Villaronga directed 99.99 a horror film more in synch with his themes, that won some awards in festivals specialized in fantastic cinema. In 2000, Villaronga came back with a project of his own: El mar, a story set in Mallorca about three former childhood friends, traumatized by the violence they experienced during the Spanish civil war, that are reunited ten years as young adults in a sanitary of tubercular patiences.
The key elements in Villaronga's filmography are present in this story: childhood, sexual awakening and violence. In 2002, Villaronga co-directed with Lydia Zimmermann and Isaac Pierre Racine the film En la mente del asesino. In 2005 he directed a music video for French superstar Mylène Farmer's song Fuck Them All. In 2007 he made a made for television project adapting a stage play, it was only until 2010 with Pa negre, when Villaronga achieved wider appeal. This film, winner of nine Goya Award including best film and best director, tells the story of an elven year old boy who growing up in the harsh period of the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in Catalonia's countryside discovers the world of lies around him. Villaronga followed Pá negre's success with A Letter to Evita, a TV miniseries co-produced by TV3, which recounts a real episode in the life of Eva Perón while visiting Spain in the late 1940s. Villaronga is gay. Anta mujer - Short Al mayurka - Short Laberint - Short Fuck Them All - Music video for Mylène Farmer Agustí Villaronga on IMDb
Of Love and Other Demons (film)
Of Love and Other Demons is a 2009 Costa Rican-Colombian drama film directed by Hilda Hidalgo. The film was selected as the Costa Rican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist, it is based on the novel of the same name by Gabriel García Márquez. Pablo Derqui as Cayetano Delaura Eliza Triana as Sierva María Jordi Dauder as Obispo Joaquín Climent as Marqués Margarita Rosa de Francisco as Marquesa Damián Alcázar as Abrenuncio Alina Lozano as Abadesa Martha Lucía Leal as Sor Agueda Carlota Llano as Martina Linette Hernández as Caridad List of submissions to the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Costa Rican submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Of Love and Other Demons on IMDb
Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of, 512 metres high. Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia.
Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and many international sport tournaments. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, trade fair and cultural centres, its influence in commerce, entertainment, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities, it is a major cultural and economic centre in southwestern Europe, 24th in the world and a financial centre. In 2008 it was the fourth most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union and 35th in the world with GDP amounting to €177 billion. In 2012 Barcelona had a GDP of $170 billion. In 2009 the city was ranked one of the world's most successful as a city brand.
In the same year the city was ranked Europe's fourth best city for business and fastest improving European city, with growth improved by 17% per year, the city has been experiencing strong and renewed growth for the past three years. Since 2011 Barcelona has been a leading smart city in Europe. Barcelona is a transport hub, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe's principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles over 50 million passengers per year, an extensive motorway network, a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe; the name Barcelona comes from the ancient Iberian Barkeno, attested in an ancient coin inscription found on the right side of the coin in Iberian script as, in ancient Greek sources as Βαρκινών, Barkinṓn. Some older sources suggest that the city may have been named after the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca, supposed to have founded the city in the 3rd century BC, but there is no evidence that Barcelona was a Carthaginian settlement, or that its name in antiquity, had any connection with the Barcid family of Hamilcar.
During the Middle Ages, the city was variously known as Barchinona, Barçalona and Barchenona. Internationally, Barcelona's name is wrongly abbreviated to'Barça'. However, this name refers only to the football club; the common abbreviated form used by locals is Barna. Another common abbreviation is'BCN', the IATA airport code of the Barcelona-El Prat Airport; the city is referred to as the Ciutat Comtal in Catalan, Ciudad Condal in Spanish, owing to its past as the seat of the Count of Barcelona. The origin of the earliest settlement at the site of present-day Barcelona is unclear; the ruins of an early settlement have been found, including different tombs and dwellings dating to earlier than 5000 BC. The founding of Barcelona is the subject of two different legends; the first attributes the founding of the city to the mythological Hercules. The second legend attributes the foundation of the city directly to the historical Carthaginian general, Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal, who named the city Barcino after his family in the 3rd century BC, but there is no historical or linguistic evidence that this is true.
In about 15 BC, the Romans redrew the town as a castrum centred on the "Mons Taber", a little hill near the contemporary city hall. Under the Romans, it was a colony with the surname of Faventia, or, in full, Colonia Faventia Julia Augusta Pia Barcino or Colonia Julia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino. Pomponius Mela mentions it among the small towns of the district as it was eclipsed by its neighbour Tarraco, but it may be gathered from writers that it grew in wealth and consequence, favoured as it was with a beautiful situation and an excellent harbour, it enjoyed immunity from imperial burdens. The city minted its own coins. Important Roman vestiges are displayed in Plaça del Rei underground, as a part of the Barcelona City History Museum; some remaining fragments of the Roman walls have been incorporated into the cathedral. The cathedral known as the Basilica La Seu, is said to have been founded in 343; the city
Province of Barcelona
Barcelona is a province of eastern Spain, in the center of the autonomous community of Catalonia. The province is bordered by the provinces of Tarragona and Girona, by the Mediterranean Sea, its area is 7,726 km2. 5,609,350 people live in the province, of whom about 30% live within the administrative limits of the city of Barcelona, which itself is contained in the Barcelona metropolitan area. The capital of the province is the city of Barcelona, the provincial council is based in the Casa Serra on the Rambla de Catalunya in that city; some other cities and towns in Barcelona province include L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Mataró, Sabadell, Sitges, Vic, Berga. See List of municipalities in Barcelona. Since the division by provinces in Spain and the division by comarques in Catalonia do not agree, the term comarques of the province of Barcelona would not be correct. However, a list of the comarques that are included—totally or partially—in the province of Barcelona can be made: Fully included: Alt Penedès Anoia Bages Baix Llobregat Barcelonès Garraf Maresme Vallès Occidental Vallès Oriental Partially included: Berguedà Osona Selva The Catalan Pre-Coastal Range and Catalan Coastal Range mountains run through the Province of Barcelona.
There are several notable smaller mountain ranges that are located in the province, including Montseny Massif, Serra de Collserola, Tibidabo. Pedraforca is the tallest mountain in the province, located on the north side as part of the Pre-Pyrenees. Tibidabo is the mountain; the majority of the Province of Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate on the coast and an oceanic climate inland. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Barcelona". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press
El pasajero clandestino
El pasajero clandestino is a 1995 French-Spanish dramatic independent underground television art film directed by Agustí Villaronga. It has a runtime of 96 minutes, it is a part of Cycle Simenon. The film was made in the French language and dubs in Castilian Spanish and Catalan were made; the actors and actresses in the film originated from various countries. Another film adaptation of the same book, titled The Stowaway, was released in 1958. Several persons try to take control of the inheritance of a deceased English film magnate, they travel to Papeete, French Polynesia to look for the heir. Villaronga himself said that this was a "light" adaptation. Simon Callow as Major Owens Bruno Todeschini as Alfred Mougins Mercè Pons as Lotte Frédéric Yrondi as René Maréchal Rosa Novell as Arlette Maréchal Alexandre Zloto as Funke Jesusa Andany as Ms. Justin Enric Arredondo as Commander Marie Atger as Mariette Jean Marie Barsinas as Kekela Cecilia Bellorin as Maid Araceli Bruch as Nurse Jordi Dauder as Sheldrake Josep Maria Domènech as Joe Hill François Ellis as Matala Maito Fernández as Presenter Josep Minguell as Bonner Colette Pietri-Audemars as Ms. Roy Joan Potau as Mac Lean Alain Sens-Cazenave as Mr. Justin Jordi Serra as Phips Tiki Village as Pastor Pilar Pedraza, the author of Agustí Villaronga, argued that the film was an "interesting experience".
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France the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by Belgium and Germany to the northeast and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans; the country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nice. During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia.
The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into Middle Francia and West Francia. West Francia which became the Kingdom of France in 987 emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become the second largest in the world; the 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Protestants. France became Europe's dominant cultural and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day. In the 19th century, Napoleon established the First French Empire, his subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870.
France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War; the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and retained close economic and military connections with France. France has long been a global centre of art and philosophy, it hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP, tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, human development.
France is considered a great power in global affairs, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone, a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, La Francophonie. Applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name "France" comes from the Latin "Francia", or "country of the Franks". Modern France is still named today "Francia" in Italian and Spanish, "Frankreich" in German and "Frankrijk" in Dutch, all of which have more or less the same historical meaning. There are various theories as to the origin of the name Frank. Following the precedents of Edward Gibbon and Jacob Grimm, the name of the Franks has been linked with the word frank in English, it has been suggested that the meaning of "free" was adopted because, after the conquest of Gaul, only Franks were free of taxation.
Another theory is that it is derived from the Proto-Germanic word frankon, which translates as javelin or lance as the throwing axe of the Franks was known as a francisca. However, it has been determined that these weapons were named because of their use by the Franks, not the other way around; the oldest traces of human life in what is now France date from 1.8 million years ago. Over the ensuing millennia, Humans were confronted by a harsh and variable climate, marked by several glacial eras. Early hominids led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. France has a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era, including one of the most famous and best preserved, Lascaux. At the end of the last glacial period, the climate became milder. After strong demographic and agricultural development between the 4th and 3rd millennia, metallurgy appeared at the end of the 3rd millennium working gold and bronze, iron. France has numerous megalithic sites from the Neolithic period, including the exceptiona