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UKrainian Director Goes On Trial In Russia

The Gamer moviemaker was arrested in May, 2014 after attending a protest against the invasion of his native Crimea by Russian troops earlier in the year (14). Russian authorities accused him of...

Pedro Almodovar To Receive Screenwriting Award From Writers Guild Of America

Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar is set to receive a top screenwriting honour from the Writers Guild of America.The Volver director will be presented with the Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement, which recognises "an international...

Pedro Almodovar Gives His Blessing To New Women On The Verge Show

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar has given the thumbs-up to the new West End incarnation of his Oscar-nominated movie Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown.The Antonio Banderas film was adapted for the stage in...

European Directors Join Forces To Urge Putin To Free Jailed Peer

Mike Leigh, Pedro Almodovar and Wim Wenders are among the European filmmakers who are appealing to Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the release of jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.The Gamer moviemaker was arrested last month...

Pedro Almodovar To Be Honoured By European Film Academy

Acclaimed Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar is set to be celebrated for his career at the 2013 European Film Awards.The Volver director has been selected by officials at the European Film Academy to be recognised for...

It's A Bardem Baby! PenéLope Cruz & Javier Welcome Little Girl

Is it just us or has the world gone completely baby bonkers? Whilst Kate Middleton was giving birth to her son yesterday, Penélope Cruz also pushed out a youngster as the world's gaze was elsewhere....

Pedro Almodovar's 'Screwball' Comedy

Pedro Almodovar wanted 'I'm So Excited' to be like a ''screwball American comedy.''The Spanish director planned for his latest film - which stars Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz - to be light and humourous in...

Pedro Almodovar Predicts Riots In Spain

Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar fears his country will be torn apart by violence as the economic and social climate reaches boiling point.The Volver director avoids watching news bulletins as he doesn't want to be faced...

Pedro Almodovar Honoured In London

Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar was celebrated for his career achievements at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences retrospective in London on Thursday (13Dec12).Fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan and High Fidelity...

Pedro Almodovar Lands Top Academy Honour

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar will be honoured for his career achievements by the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences later this month (Dec12).The Oscar winner will be the guest of honour at the...

Pedro Almodovar Eyeing First Sci-fi Film

Revered Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is keen to make his first sci-fi movie.The Volver director has become known for family-themed comedies and dramas, winning Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film for 1999's Todo Sobre Mi...

Penelope Cruz Laughs At Woody Allen

Penelope Cruz can't stop laughing at ''hypochondriac'' Woody Allen. The Spanish actress has been reunited with the legendary director for his next film, 'To Rome with Love', and she enjoys the way he takes her...

Manolo Blahnik Expanding UK Operation

Manolo Blahnik is working with Kurt Geiger to sell his shoes in two London stores. The designers have inked a deal which will see Manolo's shoes sold alongside Kurt's at London stores Harrods and Liberty....

Angelina Jolie Demands To Work With Pedro Almodovar On Red Carpet

Spanish moviemaker Pedro Almodovar has promised to cast Angelina Jolie in a new film after the actress half-jokingly reprimanded him for not working with her during a Hollywood gala on Saturday (14Jan12).The pair met at...

The Skin I Live In Leads Goya Nominations

Director Pedro Almodovar will lead the way at the 2012 Goya Awards after receiving 16 nominations for The Skin I Live In.The thriller will go up against No Rest for the Wicked, The Sleeping Voice,...

Cruz Shares Son's Growth With Almodovar

Penelope Cruz is keeping Pedro Almodovar up-to-date with her son Leo's growth progress by sending the director photos of the tot every two weeks.The actress gave birth to little Leo, her first child with actor...

Chloe Moretz Envious Of Blake's Louboutin Collection

Chloe Moretz was thrilled when 'Hick' co-star Blake Lively allowed her to try on some shoes from her Christian Louboutin collection. The 'Gossip Girl' actress owns over 100 pairs of the designer shoes and 14-year-old...

Penelope Cruz Needed To Achieve Motherhood Dream

Penelope Cruz is "the happiest she's ever been" since becoming a mother. The 'Vicky Christina Barcelona' star gave birth to son Leo, her first child with husband Javier Bardem, 11 months ago and her filmmaker...

Pedro Almodovar Honoured In New York

Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has been feted by officials at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of a star-studded gala.The Volver director was the guest of honour at the fourth annual...

Antonio Banderas Wants To Experiment

Antonio Banderas believes he needs to "experiment" with more diverse movie roles. The 51-year-old actor - who has performed in movies including 'Evita', 'The Legend of Zorro' and 'Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over' - still...

Banderas Started To Become Creepy Surgeon He Plays In New Movie

Antonio Banderas started to creep his wife out while he was playing an obsessed plastic surgeon in new Pedro Almodovar film The Skin I Live In - because he started to become his character.Melanie Griffith...

Antonio Banderas Was 'Afraid' Of Dating Madonna

Antonio Banderas was "afraid" of dating Madonna because she was too "powerful".The Spanish actor - who is now married to Melanie Griffith - was flattered when the pop superstar declared a romantic interest in him...

Antonio Banderas Planned Another Almodovar Movie

Antonio Banderas thinks it was inevitable he would work with Pedro Almodovar again.The Spanish actor worked with the director on several films in the 80s and says when his fellow countryman showed him the script...

Pedro Almodovar Makes Peace With Spanish Film Academy

Celebrated director Pedro Almodovar has returned to the panel of judges at his native Spain's national film academy, six years after he quit.The Volver filmmaker and his brother, producer Agustin, both left the institution in...

Lupone To Lead Nervous Breakdown Musical

New York theatre veteran PATTI LUPONE and BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL are to take Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR's 1988 movie WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN to Broadway.The film has been turned into a...

Almodovar Snubs Muse Cruz For New Movie

Filmmaker PEDRO ALMODOVAR has shunned his muse PENELOPE CRUZ for his first foray into horror - because he couldn't envision the Spanish beauty in the project.The director has cast Antonio Banderas in his provisionally titled...

Tie Me Up Turned Cruz Onto Acting

PENELOPE CRUZ was inspired to become an actress after sneaking into a cinema to watch PEDRO ALMODOVAR's racy TIE ME UP, TIE ME DOWN.Cruz had to lie about her age to get in to see...

Penelope Cruz Sparks Gay Director's Desire

Penelope Cruz caused "sexual desire" in the gay director of 'Broken Embraces'. Pedro Almodovar admitted that despite his sexuality he was intensely attracted to his muse, Penelope, when making his latest film – a concept...

Paltrow Dreams Of Acting In Spanish

GWYNETH PALTROW is desperate to work with directors PEDRO ALMODOVAR and ALEJANDRO AMENABAR - because she's keen to show off her Spanish language skills on the big screen.The Hollywood actress speaks fluent Spanish after spending...

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