Films in Spanish
Note on the organization:
English title (Spanish title). Director. Original Year of Release.
Description of film from Polk Catalog.
Location. Media format. Call Number.
All titles are linked to the catalog page for each item.
1. All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre). Pedro Almodóvar. 1999.
Manuela is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. But when tragedy strikes and her son is killed in a car accident, her world crumbles.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .A3758 2000
2. Amores perros (Amores perros). Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2000.
Three lives become inextricably linked in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's pooch disappears into the apartment's floorboards; and an ex-radical turned hit man rescues a gun-shot Rotweiler.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .A47 2001
3. And Your Mother Too (Y Tu Mamá También). Alfonso Cuarón. 2001.
Two teens set off on a wild cross-country trip with seductive, 28-year-old Luisa. Lisa schools them in the finer points of passion, but will their mutual desire for her destroy their friendship forever?
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .Y22 2002
4. Bad Education (La mala educación). Pedro Almodóvar. 2004.
Traces the effects of sexual abuse and religious schooling on the lives of two lifelong friends.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .B211 2005
5. Belle Époque (Belle Époque). Fernando Trueba. 1992.
Fernando, a handsome, young Spanish Civil War deserter who befriends a free-thinking artist, finds himself in a romantic dilemma when the artist's four beautiful daughters return to their country home. Which woman should he romance?
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .B392 1994
6. Biutiful (Biutiful). Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2010.
Uxbal is a man on the wrong side of the law who struggles to provide for his children on the dangerous streets of Barcelona. As fate encircles him, Uxbal learns to accept the realities of life, whether bright, bad, or biutiful.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .B512 2011
7. Black Butterfly (Mariposa negra). Francisco Lombardi. 2006.
During Fujimori's regime a well-known judge gets brutally murdered. His fiancee, Gabriela, a young teacher is devastated and shocked when she finds out that a local tabloid has published infamous and grotesque lies about her beloved's death.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M3438 2008
8. Blood Wedding (Bodas de sangre). Carlos Saura. 1981.
Carlos Saura began what would become a trilogy on the art and tradition of flemenco with this depiction of a single dress rehearsal for Frederico Garcia Lorca's tale of passionate revenge.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .B5359 2007
9. Burnt Money (Plata Quemada). Marcelo Piñeyro. 2000.
Based on the book, Plata quemada, by Ricardo Piglia.
When two gay thugs Angel (Eduardo Noriega) and El Nene (Leonardo Sharaglia) join a plan to hold up an armored truck with a group of seasoned gangsters, their love and loyalty to each other is tested. Angel is wounded by police gunfire during the robbery, forcing El Nene to kill them all in a fit of rage. Things become complicated when they escape to Uruguay and the police threaten to torture the driver's moll if she doesn't tell them where they are. With their pictures plastered on the cover of every paper, drowning in drugs and aldohol, the gang begins to bicker. Against his boss's wishes El Nene leaves the apartment and roams the streets where he meets a prostitute named Giselle (Leticia Bredice) in whom he begins to trust.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .B795 2002
10. Camila: Love Against All Odds (Camila). María Luisa Bemberg. 1984.
Recounts the true story of a young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires, Camila O'Gorman, who falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest, Ladislao Gutierrez, in 1847. Eventually they are found and executed by the repressive government. The film also makes a statement about the affect of dictatorship on personal and political freedom.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .C333 2002
11. Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (Pantaleón y las visitadoras). Francisco José Lombardi. 2000.
A dedicated Peruvian army captain (and devoted husband) is put in charge of a top secret military operation--setting up a brothel in the Amazon jungle to satisfy the needs of his fellow soldiers.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .C343 2003
12. Captive (Cautiva). Gastón Biraben. 2005.
Cristina's life is thrown into turmoil when she is suddenly escorted from her strict Catholic school and told that she is really Sofía Lombardi, the daughter of activists who disappeared in the '70s. Questioning everything she once thought true, Cristina embarks on a journey to find her true identity. Meeting others like herself, the young girl soon discovers the real-life horrors of Argentina's relatively recent past and the nightmare that claimed tens of thousands of lives during the country's 'Dirty War.'
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .C368 2007
13. Carmen. Carlos Saura. 1983.
Carlos Saura's biggest interntaional box-office success was this self-reflexive meditation on Prosper Merimee's Carmen story.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .C348 2007
14. Cecilia (Cecilia). Humberto Solás. 1982.
Based on the novel Cecilia Valdés by Cirilo Villaverde.
The story of Cecilia, a mulatta, and her relationship with a white man provides an intimate and stark portrayal of colonial Cuba.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .C373 2000
15. Che (Che). Steven Soderbergh. 2008.
A portrait of the man who overthrew a dictatorship and became a revolutionary before his life was ended. Includes both Che Part One: The Argentine and Part Two: Guerrilla and bonus features.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .C46194 2009
16. The City (La ciudad). David Riker. 1998.
With ... intensive collaboration with the New York Latino immigrant community over a five-year period, The City [La Ciudad] weaves a rich narrative tapestry of present day immigrant life. The film's four unforgettable stories center on a group of day-laborers scavenging for bricks; two teenagers from the same hometown who meet in the projects and fall in love; a homeless father who tries to enroll his daughter in school; and a garment worker who seeks justice in the sweatshops.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .C525 1999
17. City of Factories (Maquilapolis). Vicky Funari & Sergio de la Torre. 2006.
Explores the environmental devastation and urban chaos of Tijuana's assembly factories and the female laborers who have organized themselves for social action. Maquiladora workers produce televisions, electrical cables, toys, clothes, batteries and IV tubes, they weave the very fabric of life for consumer nations. They also confront labor violations, environmental devastation and urban chaos -- life on the frontier of the global economy. Carmen and her colleague Lourdes reach beyond the daily struggle for survival to organize for change: Carmen takes a major television manufacturer to task for violating her labor rights. Lourdes pressures the government to clean up a toxic waste dump left behind by a departing factory. Incorporates video diaries by the women.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: HD6101.Z6 T55 2006
18. Cronos (Cronos, La invención de Cronos). Guillermo del Toro. 1993.
Kindly antiques dealer Jesus Gris happens upon an ancient golden device, and soon finds himself possessor and victim of its sinister, addictive powers, as well as the target of a mysterious, crude American named Angel.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .C82 2010
19. The Dead (Los muertos). Lisandro Alonso. 2004.
A convicted killer is freed after serving a lengthy prison sentence. Released into Argentina, the ex-convict sets off on a journey of redemption and self-discovery.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M781 2008
20. Death and the Compass (La muerte y la brujula). Alex Cox. 1992.
A dramatization of the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. This mystery revolves around a series of three identical assassinations, each committed on the third day of the month, for three consecutive months, in three different locations. Following the clues, a clever detective stumbles into the perfect trap.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .M78 2001
21. Death of a Cyclist (Muerte de un ciclista). Juan Antonio Bardem. 1955.
Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress María José, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist and run. The resulting tale of guilt, infidelity, and blackmail reveals the wide gap between the rich and the poor in Spain and surveys the corrept ethics of a society seduced by decadence.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .D398 2008
22. El Dorado (El Dorado). Carlos Saura. 1988.
Film about the explorer, Lope de Aguirre and his search for the mythical El Dorado.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .D67 1989
23. Eréndira (Eréndira). Ruy Guerra. 1983.
Based on the short story by Gabriel García Márquez, La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmada.
A black comedy about a wicked grandmother and her exploitation of her beautiful teenage granddaughter, Eréndira. Filmed in a surreal style similar to that found in so much of the writing of García Márquez.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .E76 1985
24. Everyone Their Grain of Sand. Beth Bird. 2005.
Examines the impact of global industrialization on land ownership in Tijuana. The film follows the struggle of the community of Maclovio Rojas, a highly-organized, low-income community on the outskirts of Tijuana which has been in a land struggle for over 15 years.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: HC138.T55 E94 2005
25. The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador). Luis Buñuel. 1962.
A group of wealthy dinner party guests are psychologically unable to leave the home of their hosts and panic sets in as they are trapped there for many days.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .E93 1991
26. Flowers From Another World (Flores de otro mundo). Icíar Bollaín. 1999.
A group of women are brought by bus trip to a remote Spanish village overwhelmingly populated by men. The women dream of a better life while the men deal with more romantic yearnings.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .F579 2005
27. The Forgotten Ones aka The Young and the Damned (Los Olvidados). Luis Buñuel. 1950.
Buñuel's study of street gangs set in the outskirts of Mexico City; a good boy is contaminated by young thugs in the slums, and both he and his tormentor die violently.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .O48 1989
28. The Golden Cockerel (El Gallo de oro). Roberto Gavaldón. 1964.
Based on the story of the same name by Juan Rulfo.
A poor man forgets his roots in the fame, wealth and romance of the cock-fighting arena. His luck runs out and he is returned to his origins.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .G335 2003
29. Goya in Bordeaux (Goya). Carlos Saura. 1999.
In Bordeaux, France, in the early 1800's, Goya suffers from strange visions and nightmares. Goya reflects on his tumultuous career: a love affair with the beautiful Duchess of Alba and the evil crusade of Napoleon's French army.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .G648 2000
30. Guantanamera (Guantanamera). Tomás Gutiérrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tabío. 1995.
In this romantic comedy, Yoyita, a world-famous diva, returns to her home town of Guantanamo for an elegant reception and a surprise reunion with her once beloved, Candido. Overjoyed with the rekindled memories of her first love, Yoyita's elated heart fizzles while in Candido's embrace. Joining Yoyita's funeral procession back to Havana are her sexy niece Gina, a former professor blacklisted for political nonconformity, and her husband Adolfo, a tasteless government official in charge of the funeral proceedings. As the cortege wends westward across Cuba, its path keeps crossing that of Mariano, a gallant truck driver who once had a crush on Gina and whose recurring presence crystallizes her doubts about her marriage.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .G86 2000
31. Ham, Ham (Jamón Jamón). Bigas Luna. 1992.
Hilarious, sexy, and complex story of two young lovers, the pregnant Sylvia and her lover Jose Luis. When they announce their plan to wed, his mother hires the town's sexiest man to break up the marriage. Naturally, nothing goes as planned.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .J33 1994
32. The House of Bernarda Alba (La casa de Bernarda Alba). Mario Camus. 1987.
After her husband's death, Bernarda Alba forces her five daughters into eight years of strict mourning. The appearance of Pepe El Romano, a man who wishes to marry the eldest daughter, Angustias, unleashes a series of events which culminate in a tragic denouement.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .H6775 2005
33. In Bed (En la cama). Matías Bize. 2005.
After meeting at a party, Daniela and Bruno spend the night together in a seedy hotel room passionately making love. But appearances aren't always as they seem. While the two strangers catch their breath, they share their most intimate desires, revealing their darkest secrets and exposing their emotional vulnerabilities.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .I49123 2008
34. Kika (Kika). Pedro Almodóvar. 1993.
A dizzy dame hairdresser, Kika, gets involved with a host of unusual characters: a homicidal expatriate Yank writer, Nicholas, and his bewildered stepson, Ramon, an uncommunicative underwear photographer; a vampish, oddball femme tv reporter, Andrea, who's constantly on the lookout for "reality" scoops and who wears a rubber suit with a revolving video camera mounted on her head; a lesbian maid, Juana, and her mentally-deficient convicted rapist brother, Pablo, who escaped while on parole from prison to attend a religious festival in his home town.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .K534 1994
35. The Last Train (El último tren). Diego Arsuaga. 2002.
Three old man, a little boy training to protect an old patrimony, La "33", the last train. Description from IMDB.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .U37 2003
36. Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate). Alfonso Arau. 1992.
Romantic fantasy set in Mexico during the early 20th century. A young couple is blocked from marrying by the demands of the young woman's cold and selfish mother. To be near his love, the young man marries her sister, and she expresses her passion for him through her cooking.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .L55 2000
37. The Lost Steps (Los pasos perdidos). Manane Rodríguez. 2001.
The Argentine military governments of the 1970's and early 1980's left a terrible legacy. Not only "Los Desaparecidos," but also babies taken from their parents at birth, and relocated with families sympathetic to the regime, often families of the leaders and cronies. The lost steps is the story, twenty years later, of Argentine-born Monica apparently living a contented life in Spain with her parents until one day she is confronted by a man claiming to be her grandfather! Director Manane Rodriguez skillfully weaves the intense political strife with one man's faith that his grandaughter is alive, and his remorseless search in finding her.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .L5955 2007
38. Love in the Time of Hysteria (Sólo Con Tu Pareja). Alfonso Cuarón. 1991.
Don Juan-ish yuppie Tomás Tomás spends his nights juggling so many beautiful women that he can't keep their names straight. That is until one spurned nurse gives him a taste of his own medicine.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 S627 2006
39. Love, The Magician (El Amor brujo). Carlos Saura. 1986.
A modern take on composer Manuel de Falla's gypsy ballet, dressed up in pink sunsets and hellishly red fires. Set in a dusty Andalusian village, El amor brujo (Love the Magician) is a seductive melodrama of a man whose beloved is haunted by the ghost of another.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .A468 2007
40. Macario (Macario). Roberto Gavaldón. 1960.
A surrealistic, allegorical portrayal of poverty, hunger, and death in a 16th-century Mexican village.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M247 2003
41. Machuca. Andrés Wood. 2004.
"Explores Chile's bloody 1973 coup through the coming-of-age story of a pair of 12-year-old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their world apart.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M248 2007
42. Madeinusa. Claudia Llosa. 2005.
Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the afternoon to Easter Sunday, the whole village can do whatever it feels like. During the two holy days sin does not exist: God is dead and can't see what is happening. Everything is accepted and allowed, without remorse. Year after year, Madeinusa and her sister Chale, and her father Don Cayo, the Mayor and local big shot, maintain this tradition without questioning it. However, everything changes with the arrival in the village of Salvador, a young geologist from Lima, who will unknowingly change the destiny of the girl.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M2527 2007
43. Maria Full of Grace (María llena eres de gracia). Joshua Marston. 2004.
Maria, a poor Columbian teenager, is desperate to leave a soul-crushing job. She accepts an offer to transport packets of heroin - which she swallows - to the United States. The ruthless world of drug trafficking proves to be more than she bargained for.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M3385 2004
44. El Mariachi (El Mariachi). Robert Rodriguez. 1992.
A would-be musician is mistaken for a criminal and must fight for his life.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M339 2003
45. Matador (Matador). Pedro Almodóvar. 1986.
Trainee bullfighter Angel, sexually repressed and mother-fixated, is taunted about his suspected homosexuality by his instructor, Diego Montes. To prove his masculinity, he attempts to assault Diego's girlfriend. Failing in his attempt and consumed by guilt he confesses to murders he did not commit - the victims are killed with bullfighting instruments at the moment of sexual climax. Agnel is defended by lawyer Maria Cardenal, the real killer, who is obsessed with Diego and uses Angel to draw the maestro Matador into one last confrontation
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M373 1992
46. Memories of Underdevelopment (Memorias del Subdesarrollo). Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. 1968.
Based on the novel Memorias del subdesarrollo by Edmundo Desnoes.
Set in the early 1960's. A study of Cuban society before and after the revolution as seen through the eyes of a man who is a landlord and self-styled intellectual/writer. This was the class of people not sufficiently motivated to leave when Castro came to power, but also did not fit into his new society.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .M446 1990
47. The Milk of Sorrow (La teta asustada). Claudia Llosa. 2009.
Fausta suffers from 'The Milk of Sorrow, ' an illness transmitted through mother's milk by women who've been raped during Peru's civil wars. Stricken with the fear that she's contracted the illness from her mother's breast milk, Fausta goes to extreme lengths to protect her own sexuality and safety. After her mother's sudden death, she finds herself compelled to embark on a frightening journey for re-awakening, freedom, and wholeness.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M543 2010
48. Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al Sol). Fernando León de Aranoa. 2002.
Follows five unemployed shipyard workers on the coast of Spain. Led by the cocky Santa, the men may be down on their luck but still encourage each other to search for work, love and the strength to hope for better days.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M6568 2008
49. Moon of Avellaneda (Luna de Avellaned). Juan José Campanella. 2004.
The story of a social and sports club in a Buenos Aires neighborhood and of those who try to save it from being closed.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .L86 2007
50. The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de motocicleta). Walter Salles. 2004.
An inspirational adventure, based on the true story of two young men whose thrilling and dangerous road trip across Latin America becomes a life-changing journey of self-discovery.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .M6985 2005
51. Nameless (Sin Nombre). Cary Joji Fukunaga. 2009.
Seeking the promise of America,a beautiful young woman, Sayra, joins her father on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside. Along the way, she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper, who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past. Together they have to rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .S5399 2009
52. Nico and Dani (Krámpack). Cesc Gay. 2000.
A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .N45 2001
53. Nine Queens (Nueve Reinas). Fabián Bielinsky. 2000.
Early one morning, Marcos observes Juan successfully pulling off a bill-changing scam on a cashier, and then getting caught as he attempts to pull the same trick on the next shift. Marcos steps in, claiming to be a policeman, and drags Juan out of the store. Once they are back on the street, Marcos reveals himself to be a fellow swindler with a game of much higher stakes in mind, and he invites Juan to be his partner in crime. A once-in-a-lifetime scheme seemingly falls into their laps - an old-time con man enlists them to sell a forged set of extremely valuable rare stamps, The Nine Queens. The tricky negotiations that ensue bring into the picture a cast of suspicious characters, including Marcos' sister Valeria, their younger brother Federico and a slew of thieves, conmen and pickpockets. As the deceptions mount, it becomes more and more difficult to figure out who is conning whom. Description from IMDB.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .N54294 2002
54. The North (El Norte). Gregory Nava. 1983.
Enrique and Rosa are brother and sister Mayan Indian peasants, living in the mountains of Guatemala. When the village attempts to organize for better treatment, Enrique and Rosa are forced to flee as the Guatemalan army is sent in to punish the townspeople. Receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant, they make their way to Los Angeles, hoping to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .N6736 2008
55. The Official Story (La historia oficial). Luis Puenzo. 1985.
An Argentine teacher lives in blissful ignorance of the evils perpetrated by her country's government. Over time, she begins to suspect that her adopted daughter may have been the child of a murdered political prisoner. When she attempts to unearth the truth, her investigation reveals levels of political corruption so abhorrent that the illusions of her past life are irrevocably shattered.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .O38 1985
56. Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos). Alejandro Amenábar 1997.
n this steamy, intriguingly complex, psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. Câesar tries to make sense of his life after a car crash leaves his once-handsome face grotesquely disfigured. After he is placed into a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn't remember committing, Câesar's only hope is to delve into the depths of his subconscious mind where the answer to ending his living nightmare lies in his dreams.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .O65 2001
57. The Orphanage (El Orfanato). J.A. Bayona. 2007.
Laura decides to purchase her beloved childhood orphanage with dreams of restoring and reopening the long abandoned facility as a place for disabled children. The new environment awakens the imagination of Laura's son. His ongoing fantasy games played with an invisible friend quickly turn into something more disturbing. Upon seeing her family increasingly threatened by the strange occurrences in the house, Laura looks to a group of parapsychologists for help in unraveling the mystery that has taken over the place.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .O728 2008
58. Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno). Guillermo del Toro. 2006.
When young Ofelia and her mother go to live with her new stepfather on a rural military outpost, she finds herself in a world of unimaginable cruelty. Soon Ofelia finds the creatures of her imagination in which she used to escape have become a reality and she must battle them to save both her mother and herself. In the terrifying battle that ensues, Ofelia soon learns that innocence has a power that evil cannot imagine.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .P295 2007
59. Portrait of Teresa (Retrato de Teresa). Pastor Vega. 1979.
Teresa is a housewife and mother whose involvement in political and cultural groups incurs the displeasure of her husband.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997.P66 1980
60. Raise Ravens (Cría cuervos). Carlos Saura. 1976.
Eight-year-old Ana lives in Madrid with her two sisters. They are mourning the death of her mother, whom Ana conjures as a ghost. Evokes both the complex feelings of childhood and the struggles of a nation emerging from the shadows of Fascism.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .C76 2007
61. REC (REC). Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza. 2007.
A beautiful, young TV reporter and her crew cover the night shift at the local fire station. When the station receives a call from an old lady trapped in the her apartment, the reporter and crew decide to ride along. Once the building is sealed off, the news crew, firefighters, and residents all become trapped inside, and with the camera running, nothing may survive but the film itself.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .R37 2009
62. Return (Volver). Pedro Almodóvar. 2006.
Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns (volver).
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .V7 2007
63. The Sea Inside (Mar adentro). Alejandro Amenábar. 2004.
Biography of Spaniard Ramâon Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .S339 2005
64. The Secret in Their Eyes (El secreto de sus ojos). Juan José Campanella. 2009.
A crime-thriller about judicial cover-ups and corruption in Argentina, told through flashbacks.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .S3619 2010
65. A Shadow You Soon Will Be (Una Sombra ya pronto serás). Héctor Olivera. 1995.
An allegory of contemporary Argentine society. The film follows a computer programmer who, after his train breaks down, takes to wandering aimlessly through remote regions of La Pampa, Viedma and Carhué. He meets a succession of equally lost souls, including a globe-trotting gambler, a circus owner whose performers left him "because the whole country was a circus" and a tarot card reader with large gaps in her knowledge of the future. Director Hector Olivera depicts a directionless society whose denizens have lost the will to work.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .S45 1996
66. The Silence of Neto (El Silencio de Neto). Luis Argueta. 1994.
Filmed in the colonial city of Antigua, The Silence of Neto tells the politically-charged story of a young boy striving to follow his dreams while his country struggles to preserve democracy amidst CIA cold-war propaganda. Through the eyes of young Neto, we are given an authentic insider's look at the diverse people of Guatemala and the historical events that have shaped their destiny.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .S536 2004
67. The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito). Pedro Almodóvar. 2011.
Since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has wanted to create a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he cultivates a skin that is a real shield against every assault. Now, besides the years of study and experimentation, the unscrupulous doctor needs to find an accomplice, and a human guinea pig. Marrilia, the woman who looked after him from birth, is his most faithful accomplice. But where will they find the human pig?
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD & Blu-ray. Call Number: PN1997 .S5453 2012
68. Son of the Bride (El hijo de la novia). Juan José Campanella. 2001.
Rafael is a 42-year-old divorced father and restaurant owner who is overwhelmed with life. He feels guilty that he doesn't visit his mother, who is stricken with Alzheimer's disease; he lives in his father's shadow; he doesn't spend enough time with his daughter and he can't commit to his girlfriend. When a series of unexpected events happen, Rafael re-evaluates his life.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD & Blu-ray. Call Number: PN1997 .S634 2002
69. The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena). Víctor Erice. 1973.
Shortly after the Spanish civil war, a six-year-old girl attends a traveling movie show of Frankenstein and becomes haunted by her memory of it.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .S67 2006
70. Strawberry and Chocolate (Fresa y chocolate). Tomás Gutiérrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tabío. 1990.
A young college kid meets a writer and a passionate woman who teach him the things that aren't taught in school.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .S77 1995
71. Talk to Her (Hable con ella). Pedro Almodóvar. 2002.
In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .T333 2003
72. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (¡Átame!). Pedro Almodóvar. 1990.
Comedy in which an orphaned mental patient kidnaps a porn star in an irrationally inspired bid for love.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .T4969 1990
73. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes). Fernando Birri. 1988.
Amid the debris of a Columbian cyclone lands a man whose seemingly miraculous anatomy attracts the curious and devout from around the world. Silent and disheveled, this fantastical "creature" is housed in a chicken coop as onlookers wait for his heavenly message which turns out to be a very mixed blessing.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: VHS. Call Number: PN1997 .V45 1991
74. Whiskey. Juan Pablo Rebella & Pablo Stoll. 2004.
When Jacobo, a lonely sock factory owner, hears about the impending visit of his ... brother, who hasn't seen in years, he enlists his faitful assistant Marta to pretend to be his wife.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .W4801 2004
75. The Whore and the Whale (La puta y la ballena). Luis Puenzo. 2004.
A writer going though an emotional crisis decides to research the work of an Argentinean photographer. Uncovering a passionate love story between her subject and a prostitute, she unearths hidden feelings of her own. She travel to the Argentine Patagonia in her quest for answers.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .P84 2008
76. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios). Pedro Almodóvar. 1988.
When a woman's lover leaves her, she discovers that the police are looking for her because of his criminal activities. After talking to a female lawyer, she discovers that her lawyer is her old lover's new girlfriend.
EMC-Audiovisual. Format: DVD. Call Number: PN1997 .W639 2009
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Last Updated: September 2012, by AWJ