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One of the five main production companies in Spain. It’s based in Madrid and it’s mainly dedicated to film production. It was founded in 1987.
During these 32 years, the company has produced more than 160 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. 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 Prize for best screenplay at the San Sebastian Festival and Goya for best actor in leading role for MAY GOD SAVE US by Rodrigo Sorogoyen. FOUR STATIONS IN HAVANA received in 2017 the platinum award for best Ibero-American miniseries. In 2019, the production company won a total of 10 Goya awards for THE REALM by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, A TWELVE YEARS NIGHT by Alvaro 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 with the greatest hits of Raffaella Carrà directed by Nacho Álvarez in co-production with Indigo Film (Italy). This year they have also filming the series ANA TRAMEL. ALL IN (postproduction) in coproduction with DeAPlaneta, RTVE and ZDF (Germany).
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)