Pedro Almodovar

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Pedro Almodóvar (Spain, b. 1951) single-handedlyrepresents the revival of Spanish cinema as partof the cultural flowering of the Movida Madrileñain the 1980s. New York was first to hail the unbridledimagination of this provocative director,whose films are filled with transsexuals, neurotics(Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,1988) and even d

ISBN: 9782866425678 Author: Sotinel, Thomas Publisher: Cahiers du Cinema - Publication Date: 30th September 2010 Imprint: Phaidon Press Limited Cover: Paperback Dewey: 791.430233092 (edition:23) Pages: 103 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Pedro Almodóvar (Spain, b. 1951) single-handedly represents the revival of Spanish cinema as part of the cultural flowering of the Movida Madrileña 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 Almodóvar 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 Garcìa Bernal (Bad Education, 2004).

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