Penélope Cruz

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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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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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Winona Ryder can defend Johnny Depp - but it doesn’t tell us much
Ryder has spoken out for Depp after his ex-wife Amber Heard’s abuse claims – claims Depp strongly denies. The truth is, we can never know what goes on in other people’s relationships

Hadley Freeman

17, Mar, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the US: No 10 – Pain and Glory
Antonio Banderas plays a stand-in for Pedro Almodóvar in the director’s serious-minded and moving late-career meditation on mortality, memory, regret and desire

Andrew Pulver

09, Dec, 2019 @11:27 AM

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The 50 best films of 2019 in the UK: No 10 – Pain and Glory
Antonio Banderas plays a stand-in for Pedro Almodóvar in the director’s serious-minded and moving late-career meditation on mortality, memory, regret and desire

Andrew Pulver

09, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Pain and Glory – bittersweet perfection from Pedro Almodóvar
Antonio Banderas is superb as a stand-in for the Spanish director

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

25, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Antonio Banderas: I had to kill my old self for Almodóvar role
Actor says making Pain and Glory about director’s life helped him reassess his career

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

18, May, 2019 @2:12 PM

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Everybody Knows review – Cruz and Bardem star in full-bodied melodrama
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star in Asghar Farhadi’s kidnap drama

Wendy Ide

10, Mar, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Escobar review – drug lord biopic is flabby and muddled
Javier Bardem struggles manfully with a prosthetic belly while Penélope Cruz is sidelined in this confused film

Mike McCahill

14, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Everybody Knows review – Cruz and Bardem pull no punches in heavyweight kidnap drama
Iranian director Farhadi opens Cannes with a film that explores the unhealed wound at the heart of a Spanish family with pitiless efficiency and sheer muscular flair

Peter Bradshaw

08, May, 2018 @9:56 PM

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