Pedro Almodovar (Spain, b. 1951) single-handedly represents the
revival of Spanish cinema as part of the cultural flowering of
the Movida Madrilena in the 1980s. New York was first
to hail the unbridled imagination of this provocative director, whose
films are filled with transsexuals, neurotics Women on the
Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, 1988) and even drug-addicted nuns (The
Law of Desire, 1987).
In his maturity Almodovar has continued to draw inspiration from his underprivileged childhood in a remote corner of La Mancha, making melodramas bursting with heightened passions expressed by unforgettable actors such as Penelope Cruz (All About My Mother, 1999; Broken Embraces, 2009) and Gael Garcia Bernal (Bad Education, 2004).
About The Author
Thomas Sotinel has been a journalist for French newspaper Le Monde since 1989. He is currently editor of the newspaper's film section.
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Series: Masters of Cinema
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 11th November 2010
Publisher: Cahiers Du Cinema
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.5 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 24.1
Edition Number: 1