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Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Pedro ALMODÓVAR
Biography

Pedro Almodóvar was born in the heart of La Mancha in the 50s. At seventeen, he moved to Madrid with a very specific project in mind: to study cinema and direct films. He wrote, loved, acted with the mythical independent theatre group Los Goliardos, made short films, collaborated with various underground magazines, wrote stories and was a member of a parodic punk-rock group, Almodóvar and McNamara. His personal explosion coincided with the explosion of the democratic Madrid in the mythic period the world knew as La Movida. In 1980, he opened Pepi, Luci, Bom. In 1986, he founded the production company El Deseo with his brother Agustín Almodóvar. Their first project was Law of Desire. In 1988, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown brought him international recognition. With All About my Mother, he won his first Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and many other prizes all over the world. Three years later, Talk to Her had the same or better fortune, with an Academy Award for Best Original Script and another bunch of international prizes. In 2004, Bad Education was chosen to open the Festival de Cannes. In 2006, he presents Volver in Competition of the Festival de Cannes, where it got two awards. His latest production to date is Julieta and he is already working on his new script.

Films presented at Cannes

TODO SOBRE MI MADRE ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER 2017 Cinéma de la plage Director, Script / Dialogue
JULIETA 2016 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
LA PIEL QUE HABITO THE SKIN I LIVE IN 2011 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS BROKEN EMBRACES 2009 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
VOLVER 2006 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
LA MALA EDUCACIÓN BAD EDUCATION 2004 Out of Competition Director, Script / Dialogue

Awards

VOLVER
VOLVER 2006 Award for Best Screenplay Director, Script / Dialogue
TOUT SUR MA MERE
TODO SOBRE MI MADRE 1999 Award for Best Director Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
President - Feature films - 2017
Member - Feature films - 1992
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