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One of the five main production companies in Spain. It was founded in 1987 by Gerardo Herrero and Javier López Blanco. In 1999, Mariela Besuievsky joined the team. Based in Madrid, it has produced over 150 films, shorts, documentaries and series.
The company has produced more than 150 films that have won multiple awards, including an Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film for “The Secret In Their Eyes” by Juan José Campanella. The Silver Lion for Best Direction and the Golden Osella for Best Screenplay for “The Last Circus” directed by Alex de la Iglesia at the 67th Venice Film Festival. The Palme d’Or at the Cannes Festival for “The Wind That Shakes The Barley” by Ken Loach. Jury Award for Best Screenplay at the San Sebastian Film Festival and Goya for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “May God Save Us” by Rodrigo Sorogoyen. In 2017, “Four Seasons in Havana” received the Platino Award for Best Ibero-American Miniseries. In 2019, Tornasol won a total of 10 Goya Awards for “The Realm” by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, “A Twelve-Year Night” by Álvaro Brechner and “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” by Terry Gilliam.
In 2020, Tornasol released “The Sea Beyond” written and directed by Achero Mañas and “My Heart Goes Boom!”, a musical comedy with Raffaella Carrá´s greatest hits, directed by Nacho Álvarez.
In 2021 the series “Ana Tramel. All in'', a co-production with RTVE, DeAPlaneta and ZDF Enterprises (Germany), was broadcast on RTVE The series participated in the Málaga Film Festival, Montecarlo Television Festival and the Vitoria FesTVal. In October, “The Replacement” by Óscar Aibar was released, after participating in the Malaga Film Festival as part of the Official Selection, at the Valencia Mostra and the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival. In 2022, “What Lucía Saw” by Imanol Uribe and “The Dinner Guest” by Ángeles González-Sinde premiered in Spain.
Upcoming releases include “Mom is Online” by Daniela Fejerman, “Staring at Strangers” by Félix Viscarret, “La Novia de América” by Alfonso Albacete and “Bajo Terapia” by Gerardo Herrero. In April 2022, production started on Daniela Fejerman and Elvira Lindo´s “Alguien que cuide de mi” and production will soon start on “Verano en rojo” by Belén Macías and “Artificial Justice” by Simón Casal.
THE REALM / EL REINO Feature Film 2018
Director: Rodrigo Sorgoyen
Screenplay: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabela Pena
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Mónica López, José María Pou, Nacho Fresneda, Ana Wagener, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Zahera, Francisco Reyes, María de Nati
1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we can't kill them, let's drive them mad". The three men will remain in solitary confinement for twelve years. Among them is Pepe Mujica - later become president of Uruguay.
September 6-16 Toronto International Film Festival Canadá; September 21-29 San Sebastián international Festival Spain; October 10-21 BFI London Film Festival UK; October 11-17 Bogotá International Film Festival Colombia; November 8-11 United States; November 16 - December 2 Estonia (Panorama)
Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor - Luis Zahera; Goya Award for Best Male Performance - Antonio de la Torre; Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay - Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Isabel Peña; Goya Award Best Original Music - Olivier Arson; Goya Award for Best Editing - Alberto del Campo; Goya Award Best Sound - Alfonso Raposo, Roberto Fernández ; Platino Award Best Male Interpretation - Antonio de la Torre; Platino Award Best Editing Director - Alberto del Campo; Silver Frames for the Best Film Actor - Antonio de la Torre
A TWELVE YEARS NIGHT Feature Film 2018
Director: Alvaro Brechner
Screenplay: Alvaro Brechner
Cast: Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort / Soledad Villamil, Silvia Pérez Cruz, César Troncoso, Mirella Pascual, Nidia Telles
In early 18th century an African slave boy is chosen by a European Comtesse to be baptized and educated. Reaching adulthood, Angelo achieves prominence and soon becomes the Viennese court mascot until he decides to secretly marry a white woman.
The golden pyramid for Best Film at the International Cinema Festival in Cairo; 75th Venice International Festival and San Sebastian International Festival.
Goya Award for BEst Adapted Screenplay - Álvaro Brechner; EFA Award for Best Sound- Nacho Royo-Villanova, Laurent Chas; Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Ibero-American Film; Silver Condor Award for Best Film; Best adapted Screenplay at the Academy of Cinematographic Arts of Argentina - Álvaro Brechner
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE 2018
Director: Terry Gilliam
Screenplay: Terry Giliiam, Tony Grisoni
Cast: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgard, Joana Ribeiro, Óscar Jaenada, Jordi Mollà, Jason Watkins, Paloma Bloyd, Rossy de Palma
Toby, a disillusioned film director, is pulled into a world of time-jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler believes himself to be Sancho Panza. He gradually becomes unable to tell dreams from reality.
Cannes Festival 2018
Goya Award for Best Production Director (2019)
Goya Award for Best Makeup & Hairstyling (2019)