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Spanish and Portuguese Language Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Spanish Titles T-Z

Spanish Titles T-Z

También la lluvia = Even the Rain
"Idealistic filmmaker Sebastian ... and his cynical producer Costa ... arrive in Bolivia to make a revisionist film about Christopher Columbus' conquest of the Americas. But as filming commences, the local citizens begin to riot in protest against a multi-national corporation that is taking control of their water supply. With the film shoot in jeopardy, both men find their convictions shaken. Inspired by the real-life Water Wars in Bolivia in the year 2000."  - Container

Tanta agua
"Alberto, a divorced father, takes his two children for a vacation at a thermal resort in Salto. Things don't turn out as planned as the non-stop rain forces them to stay indoors, away from the pools and with no TV. Alberto's efforts to entertain his children are met with indifference by Federico, his youngest son, and Lucía, his teenage daughter."

La teta asustada = The Milk of Sorrow
"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."

La Tierra y la sombra = Land and Shade
"After abandoning his family seventeen years ago, an elderly farmer, Alfonso, returns home to care for his ailing son. He discovers the landscape once familiar to him has been ravaged by toxic smoke and resembles a wasteland. While reconciling his past, Alfonso must save his family from this life-threatening situation."

Todo sobre mi madre = All About My Mother
"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."

Tesis = Thesis
"Angela, a film school student in Madrid who is working on a thesis on violence in audiovisual media, stumbles onto a videotape that her professor was watching before his untimely death. This is the start of something frightening."

Tristana
"After the death of her mother, young Tristana goes to live with her guardian, Don Lope, an older man who eventually breaks through his facade of respectability and seduces her. She repays him a hundred fold, preying on his jealousy and taunting him with perverse whimsies."

2+ 2
"When the fun of double dating begins to grow old Richard and Bettina share a dirty little secret with their friends Diego and Emilia. They live a double life as swingers and would love to share this practice with them. In this hilarious erotic comedy two couples explore their sexual boundaries while juggling their everyday lives with kids and soccer practice."

Una noche
"Raul feels trapped in the slums of Havana and dreams of escaping to Miami. After he is accused of assault, he must flee the country to save himself. He begs his best friend Elio to leave and help him travel 90 miles across the ocean. But Elio is torn between helping his best friend and protecting his twin sister Lila. Soon the trio's commitment to their homeland and their desire of starting life anew in America is put to the test. Inspired by a true story."

Valentin
"Valentin is a nine-year-old boy whose feuding parents have left him to be raised by his eccentric grandmother. With his father visiting only occasionally, Valentin is left to look to the other men in the neighborhood for father figures, and to replace his absent mother, he warms to Leticia, one of his father's many short-term girlfriends. When he tells her personal secrets about his father, however, Valentin jeopardizes their relationship. One of Valentin dreams is of being an astronaut one day. He sets out to discover the harsh realities about his parents, while bringing joy to those around him."

!Vamonos con Pancho Villa! = Let's Go With Pancho Villa
This classic of Mexican cinema follows the adventures of six young men who leave their rural homes to join Pancho Villa's army. Together the men endure hardship, tragedy, and disillusionment for the cause of the Mexican Revolution.

Viola
"Cecilia is a young actress who spends her days rehearsing. Viola, meanwhile, spends her time on a bike delivering pirated DVDs throughout the city. The film tells the story of a single day among the youth of Buenos Aires; Cecilia and Viola's stories are brought together by a coup de theatre which transforms their lives.".

La virgen de los sicarios
"An older writer, Fernando, returns to his hometown, Medellin, Colombia. There he falls in love with 16-year-old assassin, Alexis. After Alexis is killed, Fernando hunts for his killer in the Medellin slums and falls in love with Wilmar, a boy who resembles Alexis."

Volley
"Six twenty-something friends are spending New Year's Eve at a summer house at the river. The host, Nicolas, brings his ex-girlfriend Pilar with whom he just had a one-night stand. But, Nicolas hits on every other girl including the brooding Cata and the voluptuous Belén. When Nicolas unexpectedly falls into bed and in into love with the high-strung Manuela, who also happens to be his best friend's girlfriend, the last laugh is on him."

Volver = Return
"The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity."

XXY
"Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a dark secret. Soon after her birth, her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to settle in an isolated wooden house tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit with their 16-year-old son Álvaro. Álvaro's father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for Alex. The inevitable attraction between the teenagers forces both families to face their worst fears. As rumors begin to spread, the town's fascination with Alex becomes dangerous."

Y tu mamá también
"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?"

Yo, también = Me Too
"Daniel is the first European with Down's syndrome to graduate from a university. He starts a social services job as an office worker and embarks on a romance with Laura, a neurotic but 'normal' co-worker, drawing the attention of both their co-workers and families. But these rebellious souls refuse to give in to the rules as they find friendship and love as they've never known."