Betsy-Blue English, Charlie George, Mikey Bromley, Parisa Tarjomani , Only The Young - 'The Bad Education Movie' UK premiere held at Vue - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 20th August 2015
Director Pedro Almodovar has crushed speculation he plans to quit his native Spain for Hollywood.
The maverick movie-maker, responsible for films such as VOLVER and Bad Education, feels he is too old now to change his ways and that the Hollywood method of working would not suit him.
He says, "I'm an artist. I'm part of every decision in a movie. This is not how they work in Hollywood. There the director is part of the crew, not the main creator.
"I'm too old to change now. I wouldn't know how to do it."
The director also laments the worsening standard of Hollywood screenwriting, adding, "They forget the most important thing is the script, and the scripts get weaker and weaker. Technical effects advance, but the literary quality is worse."
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OSCAR-winning film-maker Pedro Almodovar has quit the SPANISH FILM ACADEMY because he is disgusted with its voting procedure for annual awards.
The Talk to Her director was aghast when his latest offering Bad Education lost out to The Sea Inside for the Spanish Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination, and failed to win any GOYAs (Spain's national film award) while ALEJANDRO AMENABAR's movie picked up 14 statuettes.
Almodovar and his producer brother AUGUSTIN criticised new voting protocol, saying they disagreed with new directives which mean artists can only be nominated for awards by members of their own discipline.
Continue reading: Almodovar Quits Spanish Academy
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It is also one of two movies in the top 10 for Carrey, with his LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS also making the cut.
Continue reading: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Tops Magazine Poll
A total of 44 films are in the running for the 17th annual awards presented by the EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY, which is presided by German arthouse director Wim Wenders and made up of 1,600 film industry professionals from around the continent.
Head-On centres on the struggles of a mismatched Turkish couple living in Germany, while Bad Education tells the tale of gay friends traumatised by childhood sexual abuse.
Continue reading: Controversial Films In Contention For Top European Prizes
The film, which stars Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, features graphic homosexual scenes and paints one priest as a sex abuser.
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The trio are up for the major categories of Best Director and Best Film.
Continue reading: Almodovar + Amenabar Lead European Film Awards Nominations
The NEW YORK TIMES reporter also alleged Bernal "had difficulty filming some of the explicit homosexual love scenes" in the film.
But the furious Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN star has refuted the claims, dubbing Hirschberg "ignorant".
Continue reading: Bernal Slams Ny Times Reporter
The outgoing Spanish Government are threatening to sue director PEDRO ALMODOVAR, after he accused it of planning a "coup".
The OSCAR-winner alleged the POPULAR PARTY (PP) tried to postpone last Sunday's (14MAR04) general election - in which they were defeated - with demonstrations outside their Madrid HQ to help them stay in power.
Proclaiming himself happy the party had lost office, Almodovar, who won a best Screenplay Oscar in 2003 for HABLE CON ELLA, said at a press conference to promote his new movie Bad Education on Tuesday (16MAR04), "We were on the point of having a PP coup d'etat. The PP will bring a complaint before the appropriate courts.
Continue reading: Almodovar Threatened With Lawsuit
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