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Fina Torres is a Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Vénézuélien born on 9 october 1951

Fina Torres

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Nationality Venezuela
Birth 9 october 1951 (69 years)

Josefina Torres Benedetti dite Fina Torres est une productrice, scénariste, réalisatrice et monteuse vénézuélienne, née à Caracas le 9 octobre 1951.

Biography

Après des études de design et de journalisme, Fina Torres se fixe à Paris où elle étudie à l'IDHEC et obtient son diplôme. Son premier long-métrage, Oriana, adapté d'un récit de la colombienne Marvel Moreno obtient la Caméra d'or au Festival de Cannes en 1985. Elle tourne en France Mécaniques célestes, sorti en 1995, puis aux États-Unis Woman on Top, avec Penélope Cruz, sorti en 1999. Elle a depuis réalisé plusieurs films dans son pays natal, et donne des cours de mise en scène et d'écriture de scénario.

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Filmography of Fina Torres (8 films)

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Director

Liz in September, 1h40
Directed by Fina Torres
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Patricia Velásquez, Mimí Lazo, Eloísa Maturén, Danay García, Arlette Torres, Elba Escobar
Rating59% 2.9657752.9657752.9657752.9657752.965775
Chaque année, Liz (Patricia Velásquez), une sorteuse invétéré et coureuse de jupons, fête son anniversaire avec ses amies sur une plage des Caraïbes retirée.
Habana Eva
Habana Eva (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin Venezuela
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Prakriti Maduro, Juan Carlos García
Rating61% 3.05343.05343.05343.05343.0534
Eva (Maduro) works as a seamstress in a sweatshop where she dreams to become a fashion designer and own a room to marry her longtime partner Angel (Almirante) an indolent yet charming islander. Her destiny changes when she meets Jorge (García) a handsome and wealthy exiled raised in Venezuela who visits Cuba with a more ambitious project than taking photos for a book. Eva falls for him and has to decide between the two.
Woman on Top, 1h24
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Mark Feuerstein, John de Lancie, Anne Ramsay
Rating53% 2.6528052.6528052.6528052.6528052.652805
All her life, Isabella has suffered from motion sickness. Because of her illness she couldn't play much with other children. She stayed at home and learned how to cook, becoming a renowned chef as an adult. She fell in love with Toninho and they opened a restaurant together, with Isabella stuck in the kitchen and Toninho out front taking the credit.
Celestial Clockwork, 1h27
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ariadna Gil, Arielle Dombasle, Évelyne Didi, Lluís Homar, Olivier Granier, Didier Azoulay
Rating66% 3.339463.339463.339463.339463.33946
Ana, une jeune cantatrice de Caracas sur le point de se marier, s’enfuit précipitamment à Paris. Les astres vont lui être à la fois bénéfiques et maléfiques : elle fait parallèlement la connaissance d’un gentil groupe de latinos et celle de l’arriviste et inquiétante artiste-vidéaste Céleste.
Oriana
Oriana (1985)
, 1h28
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin Venezuela
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Philippe Rouleau
Rating66% 3.3329953.3329953.3329953.3329953.332995
Maria, a Venezuelan woman returns to Venezuela from France when she learns that her aunt Oriana has died and willed her a crumbling and remote Venezuelan hacienda where Maria spent a short time as a girl just entering puberty. Maria goes to the hacienda, a fine, decaying old house in a tropical jungle at the edge of the sea, to prepare the place for sale; while visiting the house, Maria starts wandering through the halls and rooms and she begin to remember her visit years before. While going through her aunt's papers, she also start to find some clues to her aunt's behaviour. Maria is haunted by flashbacks to her childhood, when she spent several months at the hacienda in the company of only the beautiful and mysterious Oriana and Fidelia, a quarrelsome old retainer who constantly hints at terrible events that are best forgotten. In flashbacks, the film show the young Maria trying to understand the quiet but strange atmosphere that surrounds the place while sorting out why Oriana never leaves the hacienda and what secret may be in Oriana's past.
First Voyage, 1h30
Directed by Nadine Trintignant, Patrick Dewolf, Fina Torres
Origin France
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Marie Trintignant, Vincent Trintignant, Richard Berry, Patrick Chesnais, Lucienne Hamon, Philippe Rouleau

Marie, une adolescente, et son petit frère Vincent, cinq ans, viennent de perdre leur mère. Ils décident d'envoyer un télégramme à leur père qui les a abandonnés depuis longtemps, et partent ensemble à sa recherche.

Scriptwriter

Liz in September, 1h40
Directed by Fina Torres
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Patricia Velásquez, Mimí Lazo, Eloísa Maturén, Danay García, Arlette Torres, Elba Escobar
Rating59% 2.9657752.9657752.9657752.9657752.965775
Chaque année, Liz (Patricia Velásquez), une sorteuse invétéré et coureuse de jupons, fête son anniversaire avec ses amies sur une plage des Caraïbes retirée.
From Prada to Nada, 1h47
Directed by Angel Gracia
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, Nicholas D'Agosto, Kuno Becker, Adriana Barraza
Roles Writer
Rating54% 2.749632.749632.749632.749632.74963
The film opens with Nora studying law and Mary shopping. They head to their home, Casa Bonita, for their father's birthday. While dancing with their father, he collapses and dies.
The Leap Years
Origin Singapore
Genres Romance
Actors Ananda Everingham, Wong Li Lin, Joan Chen, Vernetta Lopez
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.054653.054653.054653.054653.05465
Li-Ann, a single and attractive teacher in a Singaporean girl's school teaches her students about an obscure leap year custom practiced in Ireland, where men cannot refuse a proposal or date from a woman should she do so on February 29; she chances upon Jeremy at Windows Cafe who becomes a major part of her life.
Celestial Clockwork, 1h27
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ariadna Gil, Arielle Dombasle, Évelyne Didi, Lluís Homar, Olivier Granier, Didier Azoulay
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.339463.339463.339463.339463.33946
Ana, une jeune cantatrice de Caracas sur le point de se marier, s’enfuit précipitamment à Paris. Les astres vont lui être à la fois bénéfiques et maléfiques : elle fait parallèlement la connaissance d’un gentil groupe de latinos et celle de l’arriviste et inquiétante artiste-vidéaste Céleste.
Oriana
Oriana (1985)
, 1h28
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin Venezuela
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Philippe Rouleau
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3329953.3329953.3329953.3329953.332995
Maria, a Venezuelan woman returns to Venezuela from France when she learns that her aunt Oriana has died and willed her a crumbling and remote Venezuelan hacienda where Maria spent a short time as a girl just entering puberty. Maria goes to the hacienda, a fine, decaying old house in a tropical jungle at the edge of the sea, to prepare the place for sale; while visiting the house, Maria starts wandering through the halls and rooms and she begin to remember her visit years before. While going through her aunt's papers, she also start to find some clues to her aunt's behaviour. Maria is haunted by flashbacks to her childhood, when she spent several months at the hacienda in the company of only the beautiful and mysterious Oriana and Fidelia, a quarrelsome old retainer who constantly hints at terrible events that are best forgotten. In flashbacks, the film show the young Maria trying to understand the quiet but strange atmosphere that surrounds the place while sorting out why Oriana never leaves the hacienda and what secret may be in Oriana's past.

Producer

Habana Eva
Habana Eva (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin Venezuela
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Prakriti Maduro, Juan Carlos García
Roles Producer
Rating61% 3.05343.05343.05343.05343.0534
Eva (Maduro) works as a seamstress in a sweatshop where she dreams to become a fashion designer and own a room to marry her longtime partner Angel (Almirante) an indolent yet charming islander. Her destiny changes when she meets Jorge (García) a handsome and wealthy exiled raised in Venezuela who visits Cuba with a more ambitious project than taking photos for a book. Eva falls for him and has to decide between the two.
Woman on Top, 1h24
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Cooking films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Mark Feuerstein, John de Lancie, Anne Ramsay
Roles Executive Producer
Rating53% 2.6528052.6528052.6528052.6528052.652805
All her life, Isabella has suffered from motion sickness. Because of her illness she couldn't play much with other children. She stayed at home and learned how to cook, becoming a renowned chef as an adult. She fell in love with Toninho and they opened a restaurant together, with Isabella stuck in the kitchen and Toninho out front taking the credit.
Celestial Clockwork, 1h27
Directed by Fina Torres
Origin Belgique
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ariadna Gil, Arielle Dombasle, Évelyne Didi, Lluís Homar, Olivier Granier, Didier Azoulay
Roles Producer
Rating66% 3.339463.339463.339463.339463.33946
Ana, une jeune cantatrice de Caracas sur le point de se marier, s’enfuit précipitamment à Paris. Les astres vont lui être à la fois bénéfiques et maléfiques : elle fait parallèlement la connaissance d’un gentil groupe de latinos et celle de l’arriviste et inquiétante artiste-vidéaste Céleste.