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Exclusive Video: Lluis Homar and Blanca Portillo Talk Broken Embraces

16 November 2009 7:30 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Heralded Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is back with his latest dramatic masterpiece Broken Embraces, which will be released on November 20 in New York City and will expand to Los Angeles and additional markets on December 11. For his new film, Almodovar enlisted the help of familiar faces like Penelope Cruz, who worked with Almodovar in Volver, Lluis Homar, who appeared in Bad Education, and Blanca Portillo who also starred in Volver.

We recently had the chance to speak exclusively with Homar and Portillo about this heralded new movie, and here's what the had to say.

Broken Embraces stars Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portilla, Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Chus Lampreave, Lola Duenas, Angela Molina and will be released on November 20 in New York City and on December 11 in Los Angeles and other markets.


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Broken Embraces - Poster

28 July 2009 11:16 AM, PDT | | See recent LateFilmFull news »

Broken Embraces is a four–way tale of amour–fou, shot in the style of ‘50s American film noir at its most hard–boiled, and will mix references to works like Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place and Vincente Minnelli’s The Bad and the Beautiful, with signature Almodóvar themes such as Fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers. Broken Embraces is an original screenplay written by tPedro Almodóvar which see's him once team up with Penelope Cruz following their successful collaboration on Volver, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. The films also star Lluis Homar of Bad Education and Blanca Portilla of Volver. Regular Almodóvar contributors, such as Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Chus Lampreave and Lola Dueñas have also joined the cast. Veteran actor Ángela Molina, who starred in Live Flesh, »

- Leigh

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We Can't Wait #19 Broken Embraces

4 February 2009 1:30 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Directed by Almodovar

Starring Penélope Cruz, Lola Dueñas, Chus Lampreave and Blanca Portillo from Volver. Plus: José Luis Gómez, Rossy de Palma (yay!) and Rubén Ochandiano

Synopsis The plot details of this contemporary thriller are being kept secret so the official synopsis is bare bones: "Fourteen years after having an accident that left him blind, a writer and filmmaker remembers the circumstances that surrounded him and the woman that he loved".

Brought to you by El Deseo & Sony Pictures Classics

Expected Release Date November (that's the Almodóvar slot)

Nathaniel: Pedro (also known as "The Greatest Living Film Director") makes sensational cinema and I love that he's been on this Hitchcock groove lately -- think of that great score for Volver or the threatening underlay of Bad Education. He promises this one is funny, too.

Whitney: The first Almodóvar I saw was Talk to Her, and I've felt uncomfortable with him ever since. »


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