Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2004 | 2002

19 items from 2012


News Nuggets: Academy will honor Pedro Almodovar with London retrospective

5 December 2012 9:31 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

The Academy will honor Pedro Almodovar in London: "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the groundbreaking career of Oscar-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar with an intimate retrospective on Thursday, December 13, at the Curzon Soho Cinema in London. Hosted by Sir Christopher Frayling, the evening features a conversation with Almodóvar and discussions with friends, colleagues and family members including Agustín Almodóvar, Stephen Frears, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alberto Iglesias, Peter Morgan, and Sally Potter. Excerpts from many of Almodóvar's films will illustrate the breadth of his artistic explorations, his passionate engagement with the human heart, and a worldview often articulated by powerful female leads." AMPAS "Argo" will receive the Ensemble Award from the Palm Springs Film Festival on Jan. 5. Cast members Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston will accept the honor in person. Also p »

Permalink | Report a problem


AMPAS to Host Pedro Almodovar Celebration in London

5 December 2012 5:08 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host an intimate evening celebration of the work of Oscar-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodovar in the British capital later this month. The event will feature a conversation with Almodovar and discussions with friends, colleagues and family members including Agustin Almodovar, filmmaker Stephen Frears, fashion guru Jean-Paul Gaultier, singer Alberto Iglesias and scriptwriter Peter Morgan. The AMPAS event, scheduled for the Curzon Soho theater in London's west end, promises excerpts from the filmmaker's canon. Almodovar was a significant figure in La movida madrilena, the pop culture movement of late 1970s

read more

»

- Stuart Kemp

Permalink | Report a problem


Academy to honor Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar in London

4 December 2012 2:03 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Any big fan of Pedro Almodóvar can respect the absolutely expansive, colorful scope of his work, and now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is honoring the Spanish Oscar-winning filmmaker with a retrospective Dec. 13 in London.

Friends, family and others including Agustín Almodóvar, Stephen Frears, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alberto Iglesias, Peter Morgan, and Sally Potter will be in attendance at the Curzon Soho Cinema invitation-only event, “An Academy Tribute to Pedro Almodóvar,” announced the Academy on Tuesday.

Almodóvar has always filled his movies with drama, vibrant backdrops, deep emotion and intensely strong women characters, from 1988′s feisty Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown »

- Solvej Schou

Permalink | Report a problem


'An Academy Tribute to Pedro Almodóvar' in London; Plus Vote for your Favorite from the Spanish Auteur

4 December 2012 12:54 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Motion Picture Academy will celebrate the career of Pedro Almodóvar at an intimate invite-only retrospective at London's Curzon Soho Cinema on December 13. In addition to screening clips of his works, Almodovar will particupate in a conversation with Sir Christopher Frayling, alongside colleagues, family and friends such as Agustín Almodóvar, Stephen Frears, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alberto Iglesias, Peter Morgan, and Sally Potter. More on Almodovar's works and trailers of his films below. What is your favorite Almodóvar film? Almodóvar was a significant figure in La movida madrileña, the pop culture movement of late '70s and early '80s Madrid. He made his first feature-length film, "Pepi, Luci, Bom," in 1980, but his breakthrough came in 1988 with the release of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, it brought him international »

- Sophia Savage

Permalink | Report a problem


Tracking Shot June: Steve McQueen, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and John Carney Filming New Projects

5 June 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

“Tracking Shot” is a monthly featurette here on Ioncinema.com that looks at a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing and with June being a major production month we’ve got a slew of projects that we feel are worth signaling out. Music appears to be a common narrative theme surrounding several items – we find it infused in Once‘s John Carney’s U.S. production debut – a 10 million dollar production about a dejected music business executive forms a bond with a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan. Scarlett Johansson was formerly attached to Can a Song Save Your Life?, now Knightley appears to be on board. Rock documentary filmmaker Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile) is looking to make his second fictional feature based on the true story of a The Smiths fans who lost his bearings when the group announced its break-up. Shoplifters of the World »

- Eric Lavallee

Permalink | Report a problem


Paz Vega to star in Pedro Almodovar's Standby Lovers

4 June 2012 7:33 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Standby Lovers reunites Paz Vega for Talk to Her director Pedro Almodovar The actress has joined the romantic comedy alongside The Burning Plain's Jose Maria Yazpik as well as Javier Camara in the romantic comedy, reports Variety. Almodovar's brother Agustin Almodovar is to produce as he has done before, with filming scheduled for summer, 2012. There's no logline as yet for Standby Lovers, but we'll keep you posted as news develops. Vega's previous credits include 2001's critically-acclaimed Sex and Lucia, as well as alongside Adam Sandler in James L. Brooks' Spanglish romantic dramedy. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Paz Vega to star in Pedro Almodovar's Standby Lovers

4 June 2012 7:33 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Standby Lovers reunites Paz Vega for Talk to Her director Pedro Almodovar The actress has joined the romantic comedy alongside The Burning Plain's Jose Maria Yazpik as well as Javier Camara in the romantic comedy, reports Variety. Almodovar's brother Agustin Almodovar is to produce as he has done before, with filming scheduled for summer, 2012. There's no logline as yet for Standby Lovers, but we'll keep you posted as news develops. Vega's previous credits include 2001's critically-acclaimed Sex and Lucia, as well as alongside Adam Sandler in James L. Brooks' Spanglish romantic dramedy. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Pedro Almodovar To Reunite With Cecilia Roth & Lola Duenas For 'The Brief Lovers'; Comedians Carlos Areces & Raul Arevalo Also Join

17 April 2012 5:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After doubling his cast to two just yesterday, Pedro Almodovar's latest cinematic venture is now shaping up very quickly with four more actors added to the cast today. The helmer has set up a reunion with "Volver" star Lola Duenas and "All About My Mother" actress Cecilia Roth for the pic while Spanish comedians Carlos Areces ("Extraterrestrial") and Raul Arevalo are also on board.

The quartet, of course, join the previously cast Javier Camara (an Almodovar regular himself) and Jose Maria Yazpik for what's now confirmed to be an out-and-out comedy that'll reportedly see the helmer bring back the flavour of his '80s pics --presumably in the vein of his early comedies "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown," "Labyrinths Of Passions" and "What Have I Done To Deserve This?"

"It's going to be pure comedy [after] two darker pictures as 'Broken Embraces' and 'The Skin I Live In, »

- Simon Dang

Permalink | Report a problem


Pedro Almodovar Adds Mexican Actor Jose Maria Yazpik To Upcoming Rom-Com 'Brief Lovers'

16 April 2012 9:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Pedro Almodovar thrilled audiences late last year with the twisted "The Skin I Live In" so we didn't expect to hear from him so soon but earlier this year, his brother and regular collaborator Agustin Almodovar revealed on Spanish radio that they were plotting a "witty comedy, with very spicy dialogues and with a lot of fun and transgression" set for production this year. Whether Pedro liked it or not, his brother's loose lips also noted that "Bad Education" and "Talk To Her" star Javier Camara was on board to star in the pic as well. All exciting stuff.

Variety now reports of another piece of casting for "The Brief Lovers," as it's been titled, with regular Diego Luna collaborator Jose Maria Yazpik set to star opposite Camara in what seems to be the helmer's first out and out comedy since 1993's "Kika." The original report also added that the »

- Simon Dang

Permalink | Report a problem


The Skin I Live In: Photo Gallery and Videos

5 March 2012 11:53 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Antonio Banderas, The Skin I live In will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack on March 6th. We’ll be publishing our review tomorrow, but until then, we have a photo gallery and videos for you to check out.

Oscar® winning Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar (Best Writing, Original Screenplay, Talk To Her, 2002) and three-time Golden Globe® nominee Antonio Banderas (The Mask of Zorro, Desperado) team up for the sixth time on The Skin I Live In, debuting on Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack March 6th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This psycho-sexual thriller, which also stars Elena Anaya (Savage Grace, Van Helsing), Marisa Paredes (High Heels, All About My Mother), Jan Cornet (There Be Dragons) and Roberto Álamo (Take My Eyes), follows a brilliant plastic surgeon (Banderas) who is haunted by past tragedies and by his present patient: a mysterious woman (Anaya) who »

- Jonathan James

Permalink | Report a problem


A Separation, Tom Cullen: International Cinephile Society Awards

22 February 2012 11:48 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Chris New, Tom Cullen in Andrew Haigh's Weekend Anna Paquin, Terrence Malick: Cinephile Society Winners Best Picture 01. A Separation  02. The Tree of Life  03. Mysteries of Lisbon  04. Certified Copy  05. Weekend  06. Margaret  07. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives  08. Drive 09. Meek's Cutoff 10. Hugo 11. Melancholia Best Director Terrence MalickThe Tree of Life Runner-up: Asghar Farhadi – A Separation  Best Film Not In The English Language  01. A Separation 02. Mysteries of Lisbon 03. Certified Copy 04. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives  05. The Skin I Live In 06. Poetry  07. House of Pleasures 08. Le Havre  09. Le Quattro Volte  10. Of Gods and Men  Best Actor Tom CullenWeekend  Runner-up: Peyman Moaadi – A Separation  Best Actress Anna PaquinMargaret Runner-up: Juliette BinocheCertified Copy Best Supporting Actor  Brad PittThe Tree of Life Runner-up: Shahab Hosseini – A Separation  Best Supporting Actress J. Smith-CameronMargaret Runner-up: Jessica ChastainTake Shelter Best Original Screenplay  A Separation – Asghar Farhadi »

- Andre Soares

Permalink | Report a problem


Cine Latino: Pedro Almodóvar and Guillermo Del Toro Announce New Film Projects; Gael García Bernal to play Zorro?

17 February 2012 5:25 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Cine Latino covers, well, all things relating to Latino culture and the movies, every Friday. Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In continues to make headlines, having just recently won the BAFTA award for Film Not in the English Language and receiving 16 Goya Award nominations. News of Almodóvar’s latest film project was confirmed on Monday by his brother and longtime producer Agustín Almodóvar. The project, tentatively called Brief Lovers, is a comedy a la Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), a genre Almodóvar last visited in 1993 with Kika. Filming is scheduled to begin this summer and rumor has it Javier Cámara will take the lead role. Cámara previously worked with Almodóvar in Talk to Her (2002) and...

Read More

»

- Elisa Osegueda

Permalink | Report a problem


Almodovar, Camara Re-Team For "Lovers"

14 February 2012 8:07 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker Pedro Almodovar looks to be reuniting with his "Talk To Her" star Javier Camara for his next project "The Brief Lovers" (Los amantes pasajeros) says Screen Daily.

Producer Agustin Almodovar told a Spanish radio station: “It is a witty comedy, with very spicy dialogues and with a lot of fun and transgression.” Filming kicks off this summer.

Almodovar won the foreign language film BAFTA on Sunday for last year's acclaimed psychological thriller "The Skin I Live In" starring Antonio Banderas. »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Pedro Almodovar Returning To Comedy, Reuniting With 'Talk To Her' Star Javier Camara For 'The Brief Lovers'

14 February 2012 1:59 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After a slight blip in form with "Broken Embraces" (which, don't get us wrong, is strong, but perhaps not up to his usual quality), Pedro Almodovar returned in a big way last year with "The Skin I Live In," a nasty, puzzling little thriller that was one of the director's most satisfying works, with excellent performances from Antonio Banderas and Elena Ayana, among others. The director just picked up the BAFTA for Best Film Not In The English Language this past weekend, but as ever, he's not hanging around, with a new project already gearing up to shoot soon. Screen Daily report that the director's brother and producer, Agustin Almodovar, told a Spanish radio station recently that Pedro is prepping "The Brief Lovers," which is, according to the producer, "a witty comedy, with very spicy dialogues and with a lot of fun and transgression." While laughter is never far from Almodovar's work, »

Permalink | Report a problem


'The Artist' Leads BAFTA Pack

17 January 2012 11:18 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced its nominations for this year's award show and The Artist leads the way with a total of 12 nominations, showing us that silent films could be making a comeback.

A close second is Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with a total of 11 nominations, competing against The Artist for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor nominations for the films' respective leading men, Jean Dujardin and Gary Oldman. Brad Pitt is also gunning for Best Actor for Moneyball alongside his pal George Clooney for The Ides of March.

Other films receiving nominations include The Descendants, Drive The Help, Hugo, My Week with Marilyn and the The Iron Lady.

For the ladies, nominations include Berenice Bejo for The Artist, Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin and Viola Davis for The Help.

The trophies will be awarded at a ceremony at »

Permalink | Report a problem


BAFTA Nominations: Who's Leading The Way?

16 January 2012 11:57 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fresh from its victory at the Golden Globes, silent film The Artist leads the way in this year's BAFTA nominations, picking up an impressive 12 nods.

It's followed closely behind by spy thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with 11 nominations - a change after Ttss was ignored at the Golden Globes - and Martin Scorsese's film Hugo, which received nine nods.

The Artist is nominated for Best Film, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Make Up & Hair, Costume Design, Sound and Production Design. Michel Hazanavicius is nominated for Director and Jean Dujardin is nominated for Leading Actor. His co-star Berenice Bejo is nominated for Leading Actress.

Meanwhile, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is nominated for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design and Sound. Tomas Alfredson is nominated for Director and Gary Oldman for Leading Actor.

Completing the Best Film line up are The Descendants, »

- The Huffington Post UK

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscars: Pedro Almodovar’s “Skin I Live In” leads Goya nominees – Awards Alley

10 January 2012 10:39 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” was the classiest horror movie I’ve seen in some time (and if you’ve seen the twisted places the director goes with his passionate play, you understand the unnerving scares that await newcomers).

Spain’s Film Academy doesn’t seem to mind. The group nominated “Skin” for 16 Goya Awards (out of a possible 28 categories), including Film and Director.

“Pedro will be delighted with the news of so many nominations,” producer and Pedro’s brother Agustin Almodovar told the Spanish daily El Pais. “The Academy has given us a generous welcome. It’s like a big hug.”

As THR notes, this recognition “ ends a period of chilly relations between Almodovar and the Spanish academy, which he quit years ago citing irregularities in voting and repeated snubs.” He since has rejoined, though, which might explain the newfound love. »

- Sean O'Connell

Permalink | Report a problem


The Skin I Live In Leads Goya Nominations

10 January 2012 8:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

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, and Blackthorn for the coveted best film prize at Spain's equivalent of the Oscars on 19 February.

Almodovar is also competing in the best director category, while his lead stars Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya are up for the top acting prizes.

Almodovar's nominations haul comes after he rejoined Spain's Film Academy last year - he quit the institution in 2005 over repeated snubs.

His brother Agustin Almodovar, who produced The Skin I Live In, insists the filmmaker will be thrilled with the recognition, telling El Pais newspaper, "Pedro will be delighted with the news of so many nominations. The Academy has given us a generous welcome. It's like a big hug."

The Skin I Live In, based on the novel Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet, is also up for photography, editing, wardrobe, make-up, sound and special effects trophies, among others. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Pedro Almodovar Leads Spanish Goya Nominations

10 January 2012 5:17 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Madrid -- Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In led the pack Tuesday when Spain’s Film Academy announced nominations for the Xxvi Goya Awards, snatching nods in 16 of the 28 categories, followed by Enrique Urbizu's thriller No Rest for the Wicked with 14 and Kike Maillo's directorial debut Eva with 12. The 16 noms end a period of chilly relations between Almodovar and the Spanish academy, which he quit years ago citing irregularities in voting and repeated snubs. "Pedro will be delighted with the news of so many nominations," Skin producer and Pedro's brother Agustin Almodovar told the Spanish

read more

»

- Pamela Rolfe

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2004 | 2002

19 items from 2012


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners