Pedro Almodóvar

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If you watch only one film … the greatest movies by the greatest directors
Some directors come with such huge back catalogues that it can be hard to know where to start. Enter our film critics, who suggest the best routes in to the works of some of our most prolific film-makers

Peter Bradshaw, Simran Hans, Catherine Bray and Danny Leigh

09, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The best films of 2022 so far
Tilda Swinton aces Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s dreamy fable, director Clio Barnard’s forbidden affair and Catherine Clinch in The Quiet Girl rank in the pick of this year’s films

Guardian film

09, Jun, 2022 @6:03 AM

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Penelope Cruz’s 20 best films – ranked!
On her 48th birthday, we look through the work of the charismatic Spanish film star, who was Oscar nominated this year for Parallel Mothers

Peter Bradshaw

28, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Streaming: the best films set on aeroplanes
Films set in the skies have always exploited the tensions of a tight space. The latest, Zero Fucks Given, is the sharpest portrait yet of cabin crew life

Guy Lodge

02, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pedro Almodóvar on Will Smith at the Oscars: ‘The devil, in fact, doesn’t exist’
The Spanish director’s Oscars diary relays five hours at the ‘freezing’ Dolby theatre and disparages Denzel Washington’s advice to Smith

Catherine Shoard

31, Mar, 2022 @11:51 AM

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The Guardian view on Jane Campion: the power of the director | Editorial
Editorial: The trailblazing New Zealander is the first woman to be nominated twice for a best director Oscar

Editorial

04, Mar, 2022 @6:22 PM

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Parallel Mothers review – Penélope Cruz sets the tone in buoyant Almodóvar drama
The Spanish director’s light-footed tale of female bonding and family secrets zings with his trademark colour palette and Cruz’s radiant warmth

Wendy Ide

29, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Parallel Mothers review | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Pedro Almodóvar’s poetic conviction and creative fluidity flow through this moving baby-swap drama about two single mothers and buried secrets from the Spanish civil war

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on remembering the Spanish civil war: the work must go on | Editorial
Editorial: Pedro Almodóvar’s new film and a planned national museum both speak to the need to settle accounts with the past

Editorial

26, Jan, 2022 @6:57 PM

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Rossy de Palma: ‘Almodóvar always leaves space for a little bit of life to come in’
The Spanish actor on 35 years working with Pedro Almodóvar, the joy of her 80s pop band, and facing up to her country’s past

Xan Brooks

23, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Pedro Almodóvar on Spain’s tragic past: ‘You can’t ask people to forget’
With his new film Parallel Mothers, the director dials down the camp to address the shadow of fascism hanging over his homeland

Simon Hattenstone

22, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Tilda Swinton: ‘My ambition was always about having a house by the sea and some dogs’
The actor opens up about her queer years with Derek Jarman and her latest clutch of films, and reveals her plans for a career change. And all while taking her five spaniels for a walk

Simon Hattenstone

07, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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