Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem condemn Israeli attacks in open letter

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem condemn Israeli attacks in open letter

MADRID, July 29 (UPI) --Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, director Pedro Almodovar and other Spanish stars penned an open letter to denounce Israel's attacks on Gaza as "genocide."
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Keira Knightley, Jude Law nominated for European Film Awards

SEVILLE, Spain, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Actors Keira Knightley and Jude Law are among big-name nominees for European Film Awards this year, officials said.
'Life of Pi' to open New York Film Fest

'Life of Pi' to open New York Film Fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Ang Lee's big-screen adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling novel "Life of Pi" is to open the New York Film Festival next month, organizers said Monday.
D.C. critics honor 'Artist,' 'Hugo'

D.C. critics honor 'Artist,' 'Hugo'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was declared the Best Film of 2011 by the Washington Area Film Critics Association Monday.
Cruz reserved about Johansson kiss

Cruz reserved about Johansson kiss

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Spanish actress Penelope Cruz says she has no "funny answer" to the question of the quality of her on-screen kiss with Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson.

Director Almodovar slips into 'Skin'

MADRID, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has signed on to head up production on the dramatic film, "The Skin I Live In."

German 'Lives' tops European Film Awards

WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The German film, "The Lives of Others," has been recognized as this year's best film by the European Film Awards, held in the Polish capital of Warsaw.

Cruz: My U.S. film career is still young

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Spanish actress Penelope Cruz says she is happy working in Hollywood, but hopes she will get to play more complex roles in U.S. films in the future.

Cruise romance may have hurt Cruz's career

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar says the career of his frequent collaborator Penelope Cruz has suffered because she dated controversial actor Tom Cruise. Praised for her work in Spanish-language films, Cruz is often given roles in U.S movies that trade

Almodovar's 'Volver' honored in Spain

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Pedro Almodovar won the Fipresci critics prize at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain for his new movie, "Volver."

Toronto Film Fest films seek buyers

TORONTO, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- The Toronto Film Festival is featuring high-profile films even though the market for art films is slow, a report says.

Director Pedro Almodovar wins prize

MADRID, May 18 (UPI) -- Spain has awarded its annual Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts to "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" director Pedro Almodóvar.

Aldomar brothers quit Spanish film academy

MADRID, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Famed filmmaker Pedro Almodovar and his brother quit Spain's Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences because of "years of discord," a report said.

Top three movies nominated for award

LOS ANGELES, Uruguay, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- "Shrek 2," "Spider-Man 2," and "The Passion of the Christ" will vie for this year's Movie of the Year award at the Hollywood Film festival.

Stars to flock to British film ceremony

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of A-list celebrities are expected in London Sunday for The Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, organizers said Thursday.
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Pedro Almodovar
LA200003260115- 26 MARCH 2000- LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Pedro Almodovar (shown with Penelope Cruz & Antonio Bandares) holds up his Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film which he received on March 26 at the 72 Academy Award ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium. lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI

Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (pronounced ; born 25 September 1951) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer.

Almodóvar is arguably the most successful and internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors and glossy décor. Desire, passion, family and identity are among Almodóvar’s most prevalent themes. His films enjoy a worldwide following and he has become a major figure on the stage of world cinema.

He founded Spanish film production company El Deseo S.A. with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar who has produced almost all of Pedro’s films.

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