Penélope Cruz and Pedro Almodóvar offer further proof they're among the best actor-director combos of any generation with Parallel Mothers.
A new Pedro Almodóvar film is always cause for celebration. Even a short one, especially one that so carefully harkens back and deepens, in turn, the Spanish director’s longstanding fascinations. The Human Voice, starring Tilda Swinton and “freely based” on Jean Cocteau’s 1928 play by the same name, is pure Almodóvar. It’s both a potent […]
When interviewed, Ryuichi Sakamoto says that he’s “fascinated by the notion of a perpetual sound”, working to create not just a melody but a mood and even a way of thinking with his compositions.
Easter observer or not, nearly everyone can get behind a cinematic Easter egg. Those little self-referential nods from the filmmaker to the audience that lets them know we are in on their little jokes. Though some films or shows go a little overboard with their egg hunt, a perfectly placed Easter egg is a beautiful […]
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Antonio Banderas spoke to That Shelf about Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory, where he plays an aging film director who reflects upon his career, creative stagnation, and the rich life that inspired his passion for the cinema.
TIFF 2019: Pain and Glory Review
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Those expecting a campy trip in I'm So Excited will be disappointed to learn that they signed up for a didactic lecture from a vastly more cynical than usual Pedro Almodovar.
The Skin I Live In is a hypnotizing feat, a contemporary reflection of The Brain That Wouldn’t Die resulting in a Frankenstein tale making sweet, Spanish love to body politics. Almodóvar is gently taking us by the hand down and leading us down a trail of science gone mad, and it feels as classically minded as it does completely original.-
It's that time of year again! With the 2011 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival just around the corner, the festival group today announced the first batch of special presentations and galas.