María Isabel Díaz Lago

Apocalypto (2006)

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Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Rudy Youngblood  •  Dalia Hernández  •  Jonathan Brewer  •  Morris Birdyellowhead

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Gibson
CAST:  Rudy Youngblood  •  Dalia Hernández  •  Jonathan Brewer  •  Morris Birdyellowhead

Volver (2006)

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Raimunda lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter Paula. Raimunda's sister Sole lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother Irene who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Carmen Maura  •  Lola Dueñas  •  Blanca Portillo

Raimunda lives and works in Madrid with her husband Paco and their daughter Paula. Raimunda's sister Sole lives nearby. The two sisters miss their mother Irene who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. When a former neighbor from their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Penélope Cruz  •  Carmen Maura  •  Lola Dueñas  •  Blanca Portillo

Che: Part One (2008)

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Demián Bichir  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Santiago Cabrera

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Benicio del Toro  •  Demián Bichir  •  Rodrigo Santoro  •  Santiago Cabrera

Things I Left in Havana (1998)

Three sisters leave Cuba in search of a better life in Madrid. While there, they encounter, among other things, other Cuban expatriates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
CAST:  Jorge Perugorría  •  Violeta Rodríguez  •  Kiti Mánver  •  Broselianda Hernández

Three sisters leave Cuba in search of a better life in Madrid. While there, they encounter, among other things, other Cuban expatriates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
CAST:  Jorge Perugorría  •  Violeta Rodríguez  •  Kiti Mánver  •  Broselianda Hernández

A King in Havana (2005)

Mr. Arturo, an old rich Spanishman who arrives to Havana to marry Yoli, dies suddenly in bed. Yoli's family, afraid of losing all the money, convinces her ex-boyfriend Papito to go to Spain and get the money. Papito will have to be clever enough to deceive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexis Valdés
CAST:  Alexis Valdés  •  Yoima Valdés  •  Alicia Bustamante  •  José Téllez

Mr. Arturo, an old rich Spanishman who arrives to Havana to marry Yoli, dies suddenly in bed. Yoli's family, afraid of losing all the money, convinces her ex-boyfriend Papito to go to Spain and get the money. Papito will have to be clever enough to deceive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexis Valdés
CAST:  Alexis Valdés  •  Yoima Valdés  •  Alicia Bustamante  •  José Téllez

The Bad Girl (2008)

Determined not to simply get married, start a family, and grow old like the rest of the girls in her town, an aspiring Cuban diva sets out to launch a career as a singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Pérez Rosado  •  Lilian Rosado González
CAST:  Lena Burke  •  Jorge Perugorría  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Sully Díaz

Determined not to simply get married, start a family, and grow old like the rest of the girls in her town, an aspiring Cuban diva sets out to launch a career as a singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Pérez Rosado  •  Lilian Rosado González
CAST:  Lena Burke  •  Jorge Perugorría  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Sully Díaz

Holy Camp! (2017)

María and Susana, two rebellious teenagers, spend the summer in a catholic camp. While they are grounded during a weekend, the most unexpected arrival in the most unexpected way will change their feelings about life, love and freedom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Javier Ambrossi  •  Javier Calvo
CAST:  Macarena García  •  Anna Castillo  •  Belén Cuesta  •  Gracia Olayo

María and Susana, two rebellious teenagers, spend the summer in a catholic camp. While they are grounded during a weekend, the most unexpected arrival in the most unexpected way will change their feelings about life, love and freedom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Javier Ambrossi  •  Javier Calvo
CAST:  Macarena García  •  Anna Castillo  •  Belén Cuesta  •  Gracia Olayo

Plus Ultra (2017)

"Plus Ultra" is the motto of the Spanish state. This slogan was used to encourage navigators to conquer new territories and to forget the warning from mythology: "Non Terrae Plus Ultra" (there is no land beyond here). The Canary Islands, testing ground for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helena Girón  •  Samuel M. Delgado
CAST:  David Pantaleón  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago

"Plus Ultra" is the motto of the Spanish state. This slogan was used to encourage navigators to conquer new territories and to forget the warning from mythology: "Non Terrae Plus Ultra" (there is no land beyond here). The Canary Islands, testing ground for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Helena Girón  •  Samuel M. Delgado
CAST:  David Pantaleón  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago

The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste García (2018)

Follows a kindly Havana-based planetarium worker who accepts a very special invitation from her neighbour, an extraterrestrial.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arturo Infante
CAST:  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Omar Franco  •  Néstor Jiménez

Follows a kindly Havana-based planetarium worker who accepts a very special invitation from her neighbour, an extraterrestrial.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arturo Infante
CAST:  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Omar Franco  •  Néstor Jiménez

Supporting Roles (1989)

A prestigious theater group in crisis prepares for the staging of a famous love tragedy. Mirtha, an actress marked by frustration, decides to leave the theater when a guest conductor offered a starring role. The incorporation of young actors, unscrupulous, and an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orlando Rojas
CAST:  Paula Ali  •  Leonor Arocha  •  Fernando Bermúdez  •  Leonor Borrero

A prestigious theater group in crisis prepares for the staging of a famous love tragedy. Mirtha, an actress marked by frustration, decides to leave the theater when a guest conductor offered a starring role. The incorporation of young actors, unscrupulous, and an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orlando Rojas
CAST:  Paula Ali  •  Leonor Arocha  •  Fernando Bermúdez  •  Leonor Borrero

Melodrama (1996)

Rolando Díaz's comedic Melodrama follows Esperanza, a dying newscaster, desperate to have a child through whatever means necessary - even if it means bypassing her husband and sleeping with her fellow coworker or a local librarian.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolando Díaz
CAST:  Verónica López  •  Carlos Cruz  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Humberto Páez

Rolando Díaz's comedic Melodrama follows Esperanza, a dying newscaster, desperate to have a child through whatever means necessary - even if it means bypassing her husband and sleeping with her fellow coworker or a local librarian.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolando Díaz
CAST:  Verónica López  •  Carlos Cruz  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Humberto Páez

Masala (2007)

Antonio is the principal of a high school in a downtown immigrant neighborhood. His aim is to avoid the school's closing and the scattering of the students. Along with Antonio's ever-increasing help, Judith the new music teacher, takes on the difficult task of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salvador Calvo
CAST:  Jose Coronado  •  Belén López  •  Antonio Moreno  •  Julia Fournier

Antonio is the principal of a high school in a downtown immigrant neighborhood. His aim is to avoid the school's closing and the scattering of the students. Along with Antonio's ever-increasing help, Judith the new music teacher, takes on the difficult task of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salvador Calvo
CAST:  Jose Coronado  •  Belén López  •  Antonio Moreno  •  Julia Fournier

Radio Love (2008)

A thirty-six year old radio show host embarks on a cross-continent search to find herself, in the process discovering that her sex is "stuck" and waging a valiant effort to release it while simultaneously accomplishing her many unmet goals in life. Carolina ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leonardo de Armas
CAST:  Beatriz Rico  •  Gillian Apter  •  Inma del Moral  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago

A thirty-six year old radio show host embarks on a cross-continent search to find herself, in the process discovering that her sex is "stuck" and waging a valiant effort to release it while simultaneously accomplishing her many unmet goals in life. Carolina ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leonardo de Armas
CAST:  Beatriz Rico  •  Gillian Apter  •  Inma del Moral  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago

Una novia para David (1987)

The story of students of a high school in Havana in the 60's, where love, politics, and moral contradictions appeared. A shy country boy gets caught between the peer pressure of his buddies and his love for an overweight, strong willed but likable girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orlando Rojas
CAST:  Francisco Gattorno  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Edith Margarita Massola Mederos  •  Jorge Luis Álvarez

The story of students of a high school in Havana in the 60's, where love, politics, and moral contradictions appeared. A shy country boy gets caught between the peer pressure of his buddies and his love for an overweight, strong willed but likable girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orlando Rojas
CAST:  Francisco Gattorno  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Edith Margarita Massola Mederos  •  Jorge Luis Álvarez

Maras (2019)

Black and white thriller with a social streak, the energy of Amores perros and expressive music. A story about the life in the world of gangs whose soldiers know only one language – violence. Rape, extortion, brutal beatings… Two families found themselves in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salvador Calvo
CAST:  Omar Ayuso  •  Ricky del Castillo  •  Said Dibujes  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago

Black and white thriller with a social streak, the energy of Amores perros and expressive music. A story about the life in the world of gangs whose soldiers know only one language – violence. Rape, extortion, brutal beatings… Two families found themselves in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Salvador Calvo
CAST:  Omar Ayuso  •  Ricky del Castillo  •  Said Dibujes  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago

8 Years (2022)

How to overcome true love? Jose considers David the man of his life, but when he suddenly breaks up with him after 8 years together, Jose is haunted by memories of their past relationship, which bring home to him that their life together wasn't as ideal as he once ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  JD Alcázar
CAST:  Miguel Diosdado  •  Carlos Mestanza  •  Isabel Torres  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago

How to overcome true love? Jose considers David the man of his life, but when he suddenly breaks up with him after 8 years together, Jose is haunted by memories of their past relationship, which bring home to him that their life together wasn't as ideal as he once ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  JD Alcázar
CAST:  Miguel Diosdado  •  Carlos Mestanza  •  Isabel Torres  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago

Kinka (2021)

Two strangers, Doroty, a domestic employee from Central America aged around 45, and Mari, an elderly woman who is hard of hearing, are forced to spend the lockdown together to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maider Oleaga
CAST:  Elena Irureta  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Josean Bengoetxea

Two strangers, Doroty, a domestic employee from Central America aged around 45, and Mari, an elderly woman who is hard of hearing, are forced to spend the lockdown together to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maider Oleaga
CAST:  Elena Irureta  •  María Isabel Díaz Lago  •  Josean Bengoetxea