Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez. Votes: 39,511 | Gross: $5.01M. Pedro Almodovar's fourth film with Penélope Cruz isn't his finest work, but he brings his signature visual brilliance to this noirish tale, and the cast turns in some first-class performances. 19.
Pedro Almodóvar, Writer: Hable con ella. The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford ...
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- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) Pepi, Luci, Bom was Almodóvar’s first feature as a director, but it was 1988’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown that launched him into the cinematic pantheon.
- All About My Mother (1999) In the eleven years between Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and 1999’s All About My Mother, Almodóvar continued to make films that were critical and commercial hits, including Tie Me Up!
- Talk to Her (2002) Talk to Her received nearly universal critical acclaim when it was released, employing unconventional cinematic techniques for mainstream films like modern dance and silent filmmaking.
- Bad Education (2004) Starring Gael García Bernal and Fele Martínez, Bad Education was a drama about child sexual abuse and mixed identities, and employs unconventional storytelling structure in its screenplay.
Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo almoˈðoβaɾ kaβaˈʝeɾo]; born 25 September 1949) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. His films are marked by melodrama , irreverent humour, bold colour, glossy décor, quotations from popular culture, and complex narratives.
- Director, screenwriter, producer
- Pedro Almodóvar Caballero, 25 September 1949 (age 71), Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
- “Bad Education” The MPAA slapped the tantalizingly lurid spectacle “Bad Education” with an NC-17 in 2004, and it was probably the best thing that could’ve happened to Almodóvar in years, because this dazzling and horrifying masterpiece of a movie ended up earning more than $40 million globally, and $5 million in the U.S. It’s one of the highest-grossing NC-17 films of all time, right there behind “Showgirls,” “Henry & June,” and “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover.”
- “All About My Mother” Almodóvar rightly won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 1999 for this luscious ode to the women and the films that have inspired him.
- “Talk to Her” Almodóvar won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award in 2003 for this sensuous and creepy story of two men, a nurse and a writer, who bond over the love they feel for two women in comas.
- “Volver” The 21st-century stretch of Almodóvar’s career has found the director working at the peak of his powers, and 2006’s “Volver” is no exception.
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