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Sony Pictures Classics has picked up rights to distribute Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces" in North America. Penelope Cruz stars in the film which has been filming in the Canary Islands and Madrid. Almodovar directs from his own screenplay, the '50s film-noir-styled film which apparently follows four characters (played by Penelope Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Lluis Homar and Jose Luis Gomez). Also cast are Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave, Angela Molina, Kiti Manver and Lola Duenas. Augustin Almodovar produces. Spc makes this the tenth film they are distributing by Almodovar. »
Cruz, who received a best actress Oscar nomination for Almodovar's previous film, "Volver," will play a provincial actress in the movie, which has been shooting in Madrid and the Canary Islands. Working from his own screenplay, Almodovar has described the movie as an amour fou involving four characters (played by Cruz, Blanca Portillo, Lluis Homar and Jose Luis Gomez) in the style of a hard-boiled, '50s American film noir. The cast also includes Rossy de Palma, Kiti Manver, Chus Lampreave, Lola Duenas and Angela Molina, who will play Cruz's mother.
Produced by the director's brother, Augustin Almodovar, "Embraces" is the 10th Almodovar film that Spc has handled. In addition to "Volver," Spc was the domestic distributor for Almodovar's foreign-language Oscar winner "All About My Mother, »
- By Gregg Kilday
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