Fernando García Valverde better known as Tito Valverde is a Spanish actor. He is best known for his performance as Gerardo Castilla in the television series El comisario. Tito Valverde on IMDb
Eduard Fernández Serrano is a Spanish actor. He has won two another for En la ciudad. Perfectos desconocidos 1898, Our Last Men in the Philippines The Night My Mother Killed My Father Truman A Gun in Each Hand The Skin I Live In The Mosquito Net, 2010 Black Bread, 2010 El Vestido, 2008 Alatriste Ficción Obaba El método Hormigas en la boca Cosas que hacen que la vida valga la pena En la ciudad El embrujo de Shanghai Smoking Room Son de mar Fausto 5.0 Los lobos de Washington Eduard Fernández on IMDb
Seven Billiard Tables
Seven Billiard Tables is a 2007 Spanish film by Gracia Querejeta. She co-wrote the story with David Planell. In 2008, this film was nominated for Spain's most prestigious film awards, it won two awards, including the Best Actress award. Raúl Arévalo as Fele Ramón Barea as Jacinto Amparo Baró as Emilia Jesús Castejón as Antonio Blanca Portillo as Charo Victor Valdivia as Guille Maribel Verdú as Ángela for a complete list of awards and nominations, see this link. XXII Goya Awards Best Actress Best Actress Best Cinematography Best Director Best Editing Best Film Best Screenplay - Original Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress San Sebastián Film Festival Best Actress - Silver Seashell Best Screenplay Golden Seashell Seven Billiard Tables on IMDb
María Isabel Verdú Rollán, better known as Maribel Verdú is a Spanish actress. She played Luisa in Alfonso Cuarón's 2001 film Y tu mamá también and Mercedes in Guillermo del Toro's 2006 film Pan's Labyrinth, she has appeared in Lovers, Belle Époque, The Blind Sunflowers and Blancanieves. Verdú was born in Spain, she began appearing in various commercials. She left school at the age of 15 so she could devote herself to her acting career. Verdú has appeared in more than 60 movies since 1984, the majority of them in Spanish, she has been in numerous TV shows. Her first experience was as a model in spots and fashion magazines by known commercial firms, her first television opportunity was given to her at the age of 13 by Vicente Aranda in The Crime of Captain Sánchez. It was 27 Hours, by Montxo Armendáriz, about a girl, a drug addict, one of the most powerful experiences in her life up to that point, it was the film. A little after this film other more important films started coming her way, which included La Estanquera de Vallecas by Eloy de la Iglesia and El Año de las Luces by Fernando Trueba.
Verdú said that her role in Amantes by Vicente Aranda marked a turning point in her screen career and has brought about a maturity as a performer. Thereafter she has worked with some of the best Spanish directors: José Luis Garci in Canción de Cuna. On the international stage, her career hit a highpoint when she starred in Y Tu Mamá También by Alfonso Cuarón, followed by Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro. Following the movie Pan's Labyrinth Verdú has been invited to be a part of the Academy in Hollywood. Maribel stars in a music video named Lola Soledad, by 16 time Latin Grammy Awards winner, Alejandro Sanz in 2010, she made her theater debut in 1986 starring as the character of Julieta and has since combined theater with cinema. She has intertwined the two in television shows such as Turno de Oficio and Segunda Enseñanza. Verdú has been nominated for the Goya Award on eleven occasions, becoming the most nominated actress in the history of these awards, her first nomination came with the film Amantes by Vicente Aranda losing to Sílvia Munt for her role in Alas de Mariposa.
Her second nomination came for The Celestine by Gerardo Vera but lost again to Mari Carrillo for Más Alla del Jardín. In La Buena Estrella by Ricardo Franco she achieved her third nomination losing to Cecilia Roth in Martín Hache. In 2006 she received her fourth nomination with Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro, losing yet again to Penélope Cruz. On her fifth nomination, she won the Goya Award for Seven Billiard Tables by Gracia Querejeta; the sixth nomination came in 2008 for The Blind Sunflowers by José Luis Cuerda. The following year she would be nominated again for the film Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola. In 2011, she would be nominated as a supporting actress for Chrysalis|De tu ventana a la mía, by Paula Ortiz. In 2013 she was got her second Goya for Blancanieves from Pablo Berger. In 2014, she gets a new nomination, in this case as a supporting actress, for 15 years and one day|15 años y un día from Gracia Querejeta losing to Terele Pavez for Las brujas de Zugarramurdi, she received her eleventh Goya nomination for another film by Pablo Berger.
Apart from her Goya Award, Verdú possesses two Ondas Awards and two Silver Frame awards as Best Television Actress for the series Canguros and as Best Actress for'Los Girasoles Ciegos'. Maribel Verdú is the only Spanish actress to win the Ariel Award in Mexico as Best Actress for Pan's Labyrinth, her film career has been rewarded with the Gold Medal of the Spanish Film Academy and with the Spain National Cinematography Award, becoming the sixth actress to achieve it after Carmen Maura, Rafaela Aparicio, Maria Luisa Ponte, Marisa Paredes and Mercedes Sampietro. Verdú has been close to awards in category A film festivals, such as the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1991 Verdú's casting partner, Victoria Abril, raised the Silver Bear for Best Actress in Amantes. In 2007, in the San Sebastián International Film Festival another casting partner of Verdú, Blanca Portillo, took the award for Best Actress in Seven Billiard Tables. In 2006, at the Gijón International Film Festival, she received the Nacho Martinez award.
Verdú is married to Pedro Larrañaga on 2 September 1999, son of actors Carlos Larrañaga and María Luisa Merlo. She is the stockholder of the clinic Premium in Estepona. Maribel Verdú on IMDb
I'm So Excited (film)
I'm So Excited! is a 2013 Spanish comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas, Raúl Arévalo. Its original Spanish title is Los amantes pasajeros, which has the double meaning of "The fleeting lovers" and "The passenger lovers"; the narrative is set entirely on an airplane. Almodóvar describes it as "a light light comedy"; the film earned a worldwide gross of more than US$11 million. The film opens as ground technician León removes the chocks from the wheels of an Airbus A340 for Peninsula Flight 2549, he waves to his wife Jessi, towing a luggage cart across the tarmac. The distraction causes her to crash into another ground technician, checking Twitter. León checks on his wife to make sure she is okay, she reveals that she is pregnant. On board the aircraft, a flight attendant drugs all the passengers in Economy class with a muscle relaxant, she sedates herself and the other flight attendants in Economy. First Class is tended to by Joserra and Ulloa.
They take shots of tequila as they prepare service for the cockpit. One of the first class passengers, observes that the Economy passengers are asleep, she visits the cockpit, she informs Joserra, Captain Alex Acero, co-pilot Benito Morón that she is a psychic and a virgin. Bruna makes vaguely ominous warnings about the flight. Joserra asks her. Bruna does not think so. Benito changes his drink order from wine to tequila at Bruna's news. Two more passengers from First Class come to the cockpit: Norma Boss, Infante. Norma is outraged at Peninsula's treatment of its passengers the fact that the First Class attendants are not serving the passengers, she is organizing a complaint against the airline. During her visit, Joserra reveals that he is the captain's lover, but with two daughters, aged 11 and 13, the captain is reluctant to come out of the closet and leave his wife; the co-pilot admits that he tried giving fellatio to the captain to see if he was gay, but he retched from the experience. Mr. Más, another First Class passenger, visits the cockpit to offer his help, because he knows that something is wrong with the plane.
León forgot to clear all the chocks after Jessi's accident, one of them has gotten tangled up with the landing gear. The plane will not be able to land with its wheels down; when Norma finds out that the Economy passengers have been drugged, she becomes more determined to lodge a formal complaint. She wakes a sleeping passenger, Ricardo Galán, asks him to sign her letter of complaint. Ricardo asks to use the phone, he calls Alba; the plane's phone is malfunctioning, however, so everyone can hear the other side of the conversation over the cabin's speakers. Alba has climbed onto the ledge of the Segovia Viaduct in Madrid, when her phone rings with Ricardo's call, she is relieved to hear from him. It falls into the basket of Ruth, riding a bicycle under the viaduct, she is astonished to hear the voice of her ex-lover Ricardo. She had worked hard to overcome the heartache of their breakup. Ruth realizes that Alba had thrown all of Ricardo's things out of her apartment window before attempting suicide.
Ruth gathers Ricardo's things. On board the plane, the flight attendants try to distract the passengers, who know that their lives are in danger, they perform a dance routine to The Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited", they mix a batch of Valencia cocktails. One of the passengers is smuggling a drug-filled condom in his anus, he gives the flight attendants some of his mescaline, they put it into the cocktail. Norma reveals that she has a thriving dominatrix practice, she is horrified to learn that she has been drugged and that one of the side effects of mescaline is sexual arousal. The passengers act on their drug-induced sexual urges. Norma has sex with Infante; the Captain joins Joserra in the bathroom. Bruna goes back to economy class and loses her virginity with one of the passengers who has an erection in his sleep. Ulloa performs fellatio on the co-pilot; the plane gets clearance to land at La Mancha airport, a boondoggle engineered by Mr. Más; as they prepare to jettison the 40 tons of fuel on board, the co-pilot tells the captain that he and Ulloa 69'ed each other.
The captain explains. Bruna confesses, she narrows the sensation down to one passenger in particular: Infante. He confesses, he was hired to kill Norma by the wife of one of her clients, but refuses because he won't kill a woman. The aircraft makes a crash landing at the airport. Norma and Infante leave the tarmac arm in arm while he plots how he can escape from his contract and his life as a hit man. Ruth meets Ricardo with a suitcase full of his things. Mr. Más calls his wife, who has reunited with their estranged daughter, vows to join the reunion though he knows he will be arrested. Bruna and the passenger she seduced are walking side by side; the captain tells Joserra that he will leave his family to move in with him, but Joserra reveals that he and the captain's wife are in constant contact, that it is not necessary to break up the family. Under
Dark Blue Almost Black
Azuloscurocasinegro is a 2006 Spanish drama film written and directed by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo. It was Arévalo's first film, he developed the story from his award-winning short film Física II made in 2004. Jorge is a young man. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part-time to get a business degree; when Natalia, his childhood crush, returns from a stint studying abroad, Jorge begins to yearn for something better. He is desperate to find a new and better job, but finds that no one will hire him because he has experience only as a janitor. Antonio, Jorge’s older brother, soon to be released from jail, is an opportunist who has never gotten along with their father. In prison, at a theater workshop, Antonio meets Paula, a beautiful young woman in jail on drug charges. Paula has a problem. Violently harassed in jail, she wants to get pregnant in order to be moved out of harm's way into the jail's maternity ward. Antonio just wants to have sex with her, but soon he falls in love with Paula.
He wants to help her to get pregnant. Everything changes, he plays on Jorge's good nature to get him to step in during conjugal visits and help impregnate his jailbird girlfriend, Paula. Jorge reluctantly agrees though it might get in the way of his long-term on-off relationship with Natalia. Meanwhile, Jorge's best friend Israel secretly photographs men visiting an erotic masseur, he finds out that his father thinks that he is gay. Irritated with his father's hypocrisy, Israel starts anonymously blackmailing him. However, he begins to question his own sexuality when he dares to visit the erotic masseur, following in his father's footsteps. Jorge's relationship with Natalia becomes difficult after she tries to get him a job where she works but he is only offered a position as a janitor. Antonio finds out that their father has an undisclosed bank account full of money. Jorge makes regular "face-to-face" visits to the women's prison to carry out his brother's wishes and begins to fall for Paula, they develop an unusual relationship.
She gets pregnant and through her, Jorge learns to stop feeling responsible for everything and confront his own wishes, ignoring what the world expects of him. He decides to wait for Paula's release; the relationship of the two brothers survives Jorge's emotional involvement. Antonio fails to retrieve the money. Israel confronts both of his parents and his own sexual identity achieving some degree of peace. Jorge and Paula have a baby daughter, he moves from the building where he has worked and lived for so many years, finding a new job as a janitor. When Jorge thinks of escaping his dead-end life, he dreams of a suit, dark blue black. At the end, he breaks the store window and grabs the dark blue suit. Quim Gutiérrez - Jorge Marta Etura - Paula Antonio de la Torre - Antonio Héctor Colomé - Andrés, the father Raúl Arévalo - Israel Eva Pallares - Natalia Manuel Morón - Fernando Ana Wagener - Ana 3 Goya Awards: Best New Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best New Actor Venice Film Festival: Label Europa Cinemas Award, UAAR Award Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival: EurAsia Grand Prix Brian Prize at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival.
The film was released on DVD January 8, 2008 in the U. S.. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles; the extras include interviews with the lead actors. Dark Blue Almost Black on IMDb