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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...

Almodovar Gets Honorary Harvard Degree

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has been feted with an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Harvard University in recognition of his film work.Almodovar donned the traditional black cap and red gown as he was presented with...

Tarantino And Cantona Up For Palme D'or

Quentin Tarantino's new film and a drama featuring former footballer Eric Cantona are among productions vying for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.Cannes chiefs Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux unveiled a list of...

By on 23 April 2009

Almodovar Wins Film Rights To Poet Ana

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has won the rights to turn the autobiography of communist poet MARCOS ANA into a Hollywood movie. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is planning to bring Ana's life story to the big screen,...

Almodovar Plans Cruz Movie Series

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR is planning to make a series of movies with muse PENELOPE CRUZ to show the world the depth of the actress' talents. Almodovar helped to propel Cruz to prominence with 1997...

Almodovar Nervous Over Theatre Adaptation

Director PEDRO ALMODOVAR was so attached to his hit film ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER he found its transfer to the London stage a "very strange" experience. The play is adapted from Almodovar's 1999 film and...

Almodovar Slams U.s. Cinema

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has slammed contemporary U.S. cinema - because of it's "infantile" approach to filming. The moviemaker insists the quality of new movies across the world is diminishing, but singles out America for...

Film Composer Iglesias Honoured In Spain

The man behind the music on some of PEDRO ALMODOVAR's most famous films has been named the recipient of Spain's most prestigious film honour. Alberto Iglesias, who composed the soundtracks for Live Flesh, Talk To...

Almodovar's British Dream

Spanish filmmaker PEDRO ALMODOVAR dreams of working with a British author - and Ian MCEwan is top of his wish list. The director says he would love to create a movie version of one of...

Almodovar Hits Back At Tarantino's Critique Of Italian Cinema

LATEST: Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has hit back at QUENTIN TARANTINO's criticism of the modern Italian movie industry, insisting the U.S. filmmaker is "talking trash". The Kill Bill director is a well-known admirer of Italian...

Almodovar Prepares For London Musical

Spanish filmmaker PEDRO ALMODOVAR is making a London musical version of his movie ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER. The Volver director will fly to Britain in June (07) to finalise the script and oversee the casting...

Casino Royale Dominates Empire Awards

Daniel Craig has been named best actor at the Empire film awards for his role in Casino Royale.The 39-year-old's win goes one better than the nomination he received at the same awards in 2005 for...

By on 28 March 2007

Almodovar + Sheen Proest For Peace

Celebrated Spanish movie maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR and actor MARTIN SHEEN were among the celebrities taking part in peace rallies around the world on Saturday (17MAR07). VOLVER director Almodovar joined tens of thousands of people to...

Lady Chatterley Triumphs At The Cesars

LADY CHATTERLEY led the field at last night's (24FEB07) Cesar's - France's Academy Awards equivalent - dominating the evening with a five-awards haul. The French film took the top Best Film gong, with MARINA HANDS...

Cruz And Bardem Reunite For Allen

Spanish cinema stars PENELOPE CRUZ and JAVIER BARDEM are reuniting for WOODY ALLEN to shoot their first screen pairing since 1992. JAMON JAMON launched the pair's glittering career when Cruz was just 19 and her...

Thompson: 'Almodovar Rejected Me'

British actress EMMA THOMPSON is desperate to shed her sedate image by appearing in a film by edgy Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR. The Oscar-winning star wants to take on a more shocking role after appearing...

Cruz And Almodovar Reteam For New Film?

Oscar nominee PENELOPE CRUZ is set to re-team with VOLVER director PEDRO ALMODOVAR for his next feature - LA PIEL QUE HABITO. The film is based on French author THIERRY JONQUET's 1995 novel MYGALE about...

Volver And Pan's Labyrinth Triumph At Goya Awards

PEDRO ALMODOVAR's VOLVER picked up five honours at the Goya Awards in Madrid, Spain last night (28JAN07), including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for PENELOPE CRUZ. The movie, which had received 14 nominations,...

Romanian Film Wins Bbc World Cinema Award

Romanian film THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU won the BBC Four World Cinema Award last night (25JAN06). Director CRISTI PUIU flew in from the Romanian capital Bucharest to be present at London's National Film Theatre,...

Volver And Alatriste Lead Goya Nominations

PEDRO ALMODOVAR's VOLVER and AGUSTIN DIAZ YANES' ALATRISTE are the leading contenders for Spain's Goya Awards, taking 14 and 15 nominations respectively. The two movies will go head-to-head at the end of January (06) in...

Pedro Picks Penelope For Next Film

Acclaimed film director PEDRO ALMODOVAR is sticking to a winning recipe by once again casting PENELOPE CRUZ as the leading lady in his latest film.The two have teamed up in various films, including VOLVER, the...

By on 05 December 2006

Five Awards For Volver At 'Euro Oscars'

Spanish language film Volver has won in five of the six categories it received nominations in at the European film awards.But at a glittering ceremony in Polish capital Warsaw, the Pedro Almodovar directed movie lost...

By on 03 December 2006

Cruz Takes Best Actress At Efa

PENELOPE CRUZ walked away with the Best Actress title at the European Film Awards in Warsaw, Poland, last night (02DEC06), winning over judges with her performance in Spanish film VOLVER. The PEDRO ALMODOVAR-directed comedy drama...

Cruise's Exes To Film Together

TOM CRUISE's ex-wife NICOLE KIDMAN is set to star alongside his latest former lover PENELOPE CRUZ in a new movie. Spanish film-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR and his muse Cruz are hoping to persuade Kidman to join...

Almodovar Calls On Eu To Keep Gadget Tax

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has urged European Union officials not to scrap a tax on gadgets which helps to fund performers and artists on the continent. The tax, which affects everything from MP3 players to...

Almodovar Dreams Of English Language Movie

Acclaimed Spanish movie-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR is desperate to make an English language film, but fears Hollywood will be too constricting. The VOLVER director has already considered a string of movie projects including THE SILENCE OF...

Volver Given Oscar Green Light

Spanish movie-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR was celebrating last night (28SEP06) after his PENELOPE CRUZ-starring film VOLVER beat off stiff competition to represent his homeland at next year's (07) Oscars. The movie was chosen ahead of AGUSTIN...

Cruise Inspired To Act By Almodovar

Spanish beauty PENELOPE CRUISE was inspired to become an actress after watching a film by PEDRO ALMODOVAR aged only 13. And Cruise was so amazed when the TALK TO HER film-maker offered her a part...

Voting Opens For People's Choice

VOLVER, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and OLIVER TWIST have all been nominated for the European Film Academy's People's Choice Award. The prestigious award allows film fans across Europe to select their favourite film by registering their...

Volver Wins At San Sebastian

PEDRO ALMODOVAR's film VOLVER will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain. This will be Almodovar's second Best Film of the Year...

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