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Ana Torrent is a Actor Espagnol born on 12 july 1966 at Madrid (Espagne)

Ana Torrent

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Birth name Ana Torrent Bertrán de Lis
Nationality Espagne
Birth 12 july 1966 (57 years) at Madrid (Espagne)

Ana Torrent Bertrán de Lis (born 12 July 1966) is a Spanish film actress. Her debut came in 1973 with the starring role as "Ana" in the film El espíritu de la colmena (The Spirit of the Beehive) directed by Víctor Erice, when she was seven years old. This was followed by another memorable role in which she played another character with the same name in Cría cuervos (Raise Ravens) (1976) by director Carlos Saura.

In 1989 Torrent performed with Sharon Stone in the film Blood and Sand directed by Javier Elorrieta. In 2008 Torrent portrayed Catherine of Aragon in the film The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.

In 1996 Torrent received numerous awards and nominations, including a Goya Award nomination for her lead actress role in Alejandro Amenábar's film Tesis (Thesis). By the end of the 1990s, she received critical acclaim when she played a Basque nationalist murdered for quitting ETA, in the film Yoyes (1999) directed by Helena Taberna.


Ana Torrent commence sa carrière d'actrice durant son enfance. Elle joue des rôles de petite fille perturbée dans trois chefs-d'œuvre du cinéma espagnol des années 1970 : L'Esprit de la ruche (El Espíritu de la colmena) de Víctor Erice, Cría cuervos et Elisa, mon amour (Elisa, vida mía) de Carlos Saura. En 1974, elle est récompensée aux Fotogramas de Plata. En 1980, elle remporte le prix de la meilleure actrice au Festival international de films de Montréal pour son rôle dans El nido de Jaime de Armiñán. En 1983, Torrent tourne dans la série El jardín de Venus de José María Forqué.

Ana Torrent reprend sa carrière au cours des années 1990. Elle tient notamment le rôle d'une étudiante travaillant sur les « snuff movies » dans le premier long-métrage d'Alejandro Amenábar, Tesis. L'actrice apparaît également dans The Tulse Luper Suitcases, un projet multimédia de Peter Greenaway, et interprète Catherine d'Aragon dans Deux sœurs pour un roi (The Other Boleyn Girl) de Justin Chadwick.

Best films

Cria! (1976)
The Nest (1980)

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Filmography of Ana Torrent (15 films)

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Veronica (2017)
, 1h50
Directed by Paco Plaza
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film, Ghost films
Actors Sandra Escacena, Ana Torrent, Leticia Dolera
Roles Ana
Rating61% 3.0997453.0997453.0997453.0997453.099745
Madrid, 1991. Lors d'une éclipse solaire, une lycéenne, Verónica, participe à une séance de spiritisme avec ses deux amies. La jeune fille est harcelée par des créatures surnaturelles qui menacent de s'en prendre à elle et à sa famille. La santé mentale de Verónica se dégrade : elle devient peu à peu insomniaque et violente avec ses proches, et est prise de crises soudaines...
There Be Dragons, 2h2
Directed by Roland Joffé
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Political films
Actors Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Unax Ugalde, Olga Kurylenko, Golshifteh Farahani
Roles Dona
Rating56% 2.8432452.8432452.8432452.8432452.843245
Le film raconte l'histoire d'un journaliste espagnol contemporain, Robert, qui essaye de renouer des relations avec son père mourant, Manolo. Ce dernier a participé à la guerre civile espagnole. Le journaliste découvre, petit à petit, à travers son travail de recherche sur la vie de son père, que ce dernier était un ami intime de Josémaria Escriva, avec qui il a eu des relations compliquées. Manolo s'est engagé pendant la Guerre d'Espagne, et est tombé amoureux d'une jeune Hongroise, Ildiko. Celle-ci le rejette et se lie à un chef de la Milice, Oriol. Manolo devient jaloux et s'engage sur les chemins de la trahison. Le début du film se déroule à Rome ; ensuite, une grande partie de l'action se passe en Espagne et la scène finale, très émouvante, à la frontière entre l'Espagne et Andorre.
The Other Boleyn Girl, 1h55
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Jim Sturgess, Kristin Scott Thomas, Mark Rylance
Roles Katherine of Aragon
Rating66% 3.3496353.3496353.3496353.3496353.349635
King Henry VIII's (Eric Bana) marriage to Catherine of Aragon (Ana Torrent) does not produce a male heir to the throne; their only surviving daughter is Mary (Constance Stride). Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk (David Morrissey) and his brother in law Thomas Boleyn (Mark Rylance), plan to install Boleyn's older daughter Anne Boleyn (Natalie Portman), as the king's mistress. They hope Anne will bear him a son. Anne's mother, Lady Elizabeth Boleyn (Kristin Scott Thomas), is disgusted by the plot. Anne eventually agrees to please her father and uncle. Anne's younger sister, Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson), marries William Carey (Benedict Cumberbatch), even though his family had asked for Anne's hand.
The Faces of the Moon
Genres Drama
Actors Carola Reyna, Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Torrent, Carmen Montejo, Diana Bracho, Gonzalo Vega
Roles Maruja Céspedes
Rating58% 2.9224352.9224352.9224352.9224352.922435
The female jury, representing the United States, Spain, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Mexico and Argentina interract over their shared experiences. Shosh (Reyna) is an Argentine director that was a political exile in Mexico. Joan (Chaplin) is an American theorist and lebsian activist. Mariana (Montejo) is a pioneer of filmmaking, Julia (Lev) is a former terrorist from Uruguay who was imprisoned for thirteen years. The group complete their duties under the direction of the organizer, Magdalena (Bracho).
Yoyes (2000)
, 1h44
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama
Actors Ana Torrent, Florence Pernel, Ruth Núñez, Isabel Ordaz
Roles Yoyes
Rating60% 3.0465853.0465853.0465853.0465853.046585
In the early 1970s, during the last years of Franco's dictatorship, ETA was a group of Basque using political violence in Spain under the leadership of Argi. Yoyes, a young independent woman, joins ETA in Ordizia, a small town in the Basque Country. She quickly plays an important role in ETA's organization. Yoyes meets Joxean, a philosophy student and they start a relationship.
Thesis (1996)
, 2h5
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar
Origin Espagne
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about films, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Snuff films in fiction, Films about television, Films about psychiatry
Actors Fele Martínez, Eduardo Noriega, Ana Torrent, Xabier Elorriaga, Miguel Picazo, José Luis Cuerda
Roles Ángela
Rating73% 3.699693.699693.699693.699693.69969
The film starts as Angela sits on a subway. The train halts and passengers are told to evacuate, as a man has just stepped in front of the tracks and died. While being led out of the station, Angela begins to move towards the tracks to see the man's remains. She is warded away at the last instant. Angela is a university student in Madrid, writing a thesis on audiovisual violence in the family. At a thesis meeting, she asks her thesis director, Figueroa, to help her find the most violent videos in the school's library. After class, Angela seeks out the help of a fellow student, Chema, who is known for his collection of violent and pornographic videos. As Angela begins to watch violent films with Chema, Professor Figueroa finds a tape in a hidden hallway of the school's audiovisual archives. The next day, Angela finds Figueroa dead of apparent heart failure in the university's viewing room, a video tape in the player. Angela takes the tape and leaves for class. She later learns that Figueroa died of an asthma attack, and that a younger professor, Castro, will now be directing her thesis project. Angela goes to Chema's house to watch the stolen film, and Chema realizes that this is a snuff film, or a film of someone actually being murdered. As they watch the women being tortured, killed and disemboweled, Chema realizes that the women in the film was named Vanessa, a girl who attended their university and went missing two years ago. Chema and Angela are also able to determine which kind of camera the killer used, and XT 500, based on the quality of its digital zoom, and that the film was shot in someone's garage.
The Lame Pigeon, 1h54
Directed by Jaime de Armiñán
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors María Barranco, Francisco Rabal, Carmen Maura, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Ana Torrent, María Galiana
Roles Adoración, the nurse
Rating54% 2.7270552.7270552.7270552.7270552.727055
In 1958, Felipe, a ten year old boy, is sent by his mother to spend the summer with his maternal relatives in Sanlúcar de Barrameda while he recuperates his frail health. His grandparents are wealthy and live in a vast residence that serves as the center that reunites a large family and many visitors. The house is dominated by the frequent howls of the boy's ancient great-grandmother, who is senile and is taken care by Adoración, a strict nurse, who endures the old woman's endlessly repeated recollection of the four bandoleros who killed each other for her love.
Cows (1992)
, 1h36
Directed by Julio Medem
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, War, Crime, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Emma Suárez, Ana Torrent, Carmelo Gómez, Karra Elejalde, Pilar Bardem
Roles Catalina
Rating70% 3.5431053.5431053.5431053.5431053.543105
Fighting in the trenches of Biscay in 1875 during the Third Carlist War, Carmelo Mendiluze, an army sergeant, learns from a young errand boy named Ilegorri that Manuel Iriguíbel, his neighbor from his native village, has joined their exhausted battalion. Eager for news of his child's birth, Carmelo befriends the inexperienced soldier whose reputation as an expert aizcolari (competition log cutter) cannot conceal his apprehension and fear of armed combat. Panicking under fire, Manuel drops to the ground and smears himself with blood gushing hot from the neck of his mortally wounded neighbor, Mendiluze. When the battle is over, Manuel crawls out from a cartload of the dead, naked bodies as he is transported away from the front lines. Nobody has seen his escape, except a curious, solitary cow.
Blood and Sand, 1h53
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Sharon Stone, Ana Torrent, Simón Andreu, Antonio Flores, José Luis de Vilallonga
Roles Carmen Espinosa
Rating45% 2.2678952.2678952.2678952.2678952.267895
Blood and Sand revolves around the young and talented natural gifted Toreros Juan Gallardo played by Christopher Rydel. Gallardo wants to be popular in bullfighting. His love Carmen (Ana Torrent), has a cousin who has left home with Gallardo for bullfighting competition. They successfully earn some level and skills in the arena, but something went wrong and the bull charged at Gallardo, but his friend saved Gallardo and it cost him his own life. Gallardo then left and met Lady Dona Sol (Sharon Stone) a beautiful rich lady, where he was offered to join her company as a worker of her fields and lands, but Gallardo insisted to become a superstar in bullfighting in his country. As Gallardo is leaving her home, a security guard tells him to join the a bullfighting trainer Nacional (Albert Vidal). Nacional trains Gallardo until he is able to join the national bullfighting competition. Another friend of Gallardo, Garabato (Guillermo Montesinos) also joins him. He displays brilliant skills in his first appearance of national league and his popularity rises.
The Nest
The Nest (1980)
, 1h37
Directed by Jaime de Armiñán
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama
Actors Héctor Alterio, Ana Torrent, Agustín González, Amparo Baró, María Luisa Ponte
Roles Goyita
Rating69% 3.479513.479513.479513.479513.47951
In a small village near Salamanca, Alejandro, a rich 60 years old widower falls in love with Goyita, a 13-year-old girl who lives in a modern but rustic country house. Alejandro lives a purposeless life filled by a computer chess, horseback riding, and an elaborate stereo system to which he conducts to the sounds of Haydn's Creation. His wife died several years earlier and they did not have children. Their meeting is well planned by Goyita, who pelts Alejandro with bird's eggs while they are in the woods one day-both have a fondness for identifying birds and hunting for bird's nests. He subsequently identifies her as the young student playing Lady Macbeth in the local village play.
Elisa, My Life, 2h5
Directed by Carlos Saura
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama
Actors Fernando Rey, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabel Mestres, Ana Torrent
Roles Niña Elisa
Rating73% 3.6825753.6825753.6825753.6825753.682575
On a secluded farmhouse in Castile and León, Luis is reuinted with his estranged daughter, Elisa after a 20-year separation. On the farmhouse, Luis writes what appears at times to be both an autobiography and a novel. The book is played out, with memories of the past, such as when Luis walked out on his family and is mixed with fantasies about Elisa's adult life as well as her failed marriage.
Cria! (1976)
, 1h50
Directed by Carlos Saura
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Ana Torrent, Geraldine Chaplin, Héctor Alterio, Mirta Miller, Florinda Chico, Mónica Randall
Roles Ana
Rating78% 3.945593.945593.945593.945593.94559
Eight-year-old Ana, stoic and quiet approaches her father's bedroom where she hears a woman in bed with her father, confessing her love for him. Descending the stairs, she spies an attractive middle-aged woman, hastily dressing and rushing from the bedroom to the front door of the darkened house. The woman and Ana exchange glances but do not speak. Once the woman has left, Ana enters her father's bedroom and finds the man dead, apparently from a heart attack. As if not really understanding the gravity of the situation, Ana unflappably takes away a half-full glass of milk, which she carries to the kitchen and cleans. In the kitchen, she sees her mother, who chides her for being up so late and sends her off to bed.
The Spirit of the Beehive, 1h37
Directed by Victor Erice
Origin Espagne
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about children, Frankenstein films, Political films
Actors Fernando Fernán Gómez, Ana Torrent, Teresa Gimpera Flaquer, Laly Soldevila, Miguel Picazo
Roles Ana
Rating77% 3.8984253.8984253.8984253.8984253.898425
Six-year-old Ana is a shy girl who lives in the manor house in an isolated Spanish village on the Castilian plateau with her parents Fernando and Teresa and her older sister, Isabel. The year is 1940, and the civil war has just ended with the Francoist victory over the Republican forces. Her aging father spends most of his time absorbed in tending to and writing about his beehives; her much younger mother is caught up in daydreams about a distant lover, to whom she writes letters. The entire family is only ever seen together in a single shot towards the end of the movie, there is no discussion. Ana's closest companion is Isabel, who loves her but cannot resist playing on her little sister's gullibility. Teresa writes to her past lover while she seems to stare out the window at the old house where Ana will find the republican soldier: "Little but the walls remain of the house you once knew, I often wonder what became of everything we had there." This supposes the house has a history for her, and implies the escaped republican soldier who will run straight to this now empty and crumbling house and hide in it may have been her lover.