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Pedro Almodovar : Masters of Cinema Series - Thomas Sotinel

Pedro Almodovar

Masters of Cinema Series

Paperback Published: 11th November 2010
ISBN: 9782866425678
Number Of Pages: 104

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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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ISBN: 9782866425678
ISBN-10: 2866425677
Series: Masters of Cinema
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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