Pedro Almodóvar

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Venice film festival 2021 roundup – a formidably good year on the Lido
Big name directors at their best feature alongside daring visionaries from the farther realms of art cinema – but to whom will Bong Joon-ho’s jury award the Golden Lion?

Jonathan Romney

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Parallel Mothers review – Almodóvar delivers Venice film festival a little bundle of joy
Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz open the festival with a boisterous, warm-bodied swapped-at-birth melodrama about two single women who meet in a maternity ward

Xan Brooks

01, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Hot summer nights: ‘Lost in Lanzarote’s mountains, I cried harder than I can ever remember crying’
When I booked a solo hiking trip in the Canary Islands, I expected breathtaking scenery – not a terrifying panic attack

Eleanor Morgan

24, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Pedro Almodóvar’s films – ranked!
With his new film, Parallel Mothers, to be shown at Venice film festival, we take a look through the director’s ribald, pell-mell and beautifully colour-co-ordinated output

Anne Billson

12, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana biopic to screen at Venice film festival
Spencer, telling the story of Diana and Charles’s bitter divorce, will battle for the Golden Lion alongside the latest by Pedro Almodóvar

Andrew Pulver

26, Jul, 2021 @1:42 PM

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Streaming: Pedro Almodóvar’s The Human Voice and other A-list shorts
The Spanish auteur’s joyous half-hour film The Human Voice, now on Mubi, makes you wish that more top directors would occasionally keep it brief

Guy Lodge

24, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The best films of 2021 so far
Chloé Zhao hits the road, Carey Mulligan takes her revenge and Emma Stone refashions Cruella in the pick of this year’s films

Andrew Pulver

15, Jun, 2021 @8:52 AM

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Pedro Almodóvar and Tilda Swinton: ‘I love the idea of the woman on the edge of the abyss’
The director and actor have finally achieved ‘a far-fetched dream’ by working together on his first film in English, The Human Voice. They talk about their mutual admiration, filming in lockdown – and how falling in love can destroy your sense of humour

Ryan Gilbey

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Human Voice review – Tilda Swinton on the verge in Almodóvar’s tale of despair
Swinton plays a woman abandoned by her lover in a short, affecting drama that echoes the uncertainties of lockdown

Peter Bradshaw

13, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Am I disabled? To be honest, I've never felt I have the right to say so | Alex Harvey
I look strong, but I’m in constant pain. Navigating a world of sceptical looks and ‘oh, your back thing’ is frustrating and lonely, says writer Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey

01, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Venice film festival 2020 roundup – against all the odds, a triumph
The hot ticket was a Pedro Almodóvar short – but who will most impress Cate Blanchett’s Golden Lion jury?

Jonathan Romney

12, Sep, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Venice prepares to welcome guests to Covid-safe film festival
Face masks, distanced screenings and temperature scanners are part of measures

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

01, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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