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Pedro Almodóvar bounces back with an absorbing saga of a mother and daughter told in an interesting style. A woman feels isolated, powerless, alone and anguished about what has happened in her life. Is any of it her fault? Or is all of it her fault? How do we hold relationships together, or do they fall apart no matter what we do? Highly rewarding dramas still exist; they don’t all go begging for Oscar nominations… just learn to read subtitles and you too can find out how the rest of the world lives.

Julieta

Blu-ray

Sony Pictures Classics

2016 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 99 min. / Street Date March 21, 2017 / 30.99

Starring: Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Michelle Jenner, Darío Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma,Susi Sá Sánchez, Joaquín Notario, Pilar Castro, Tómas del Estal.

Cinematography: Jean-Claude Larrieu

Film Editor: José Salcedo

Original Music: Alberto Iglesias

Written by Pedro Almodóvar based on three short stories by Alice Munro

Produced by Augustín Almodóvar,
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Daily | Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta

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Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta, based on three short stories by Alice Munro and featuring Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Dario Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Pilar Castro, Nathalie Poza, Susi Sanchez, Joaquin Notario, Priscilla Delgado, Blanca Pares, Ariadna Martin and Rossy de Palma, opens in Spain today, and we're collecting the first round of reviews in English. For Variety's Peter Debruge, "While Julieta represents a welcome return to the female-centric storytelling that has earned Almodóvar his greatest acclaim, it is far from this reformed renegade’s strongest or most entertaining work. Instead, following the high-altitude frivolity of I’m So Excited, the director’s relatively tame 20th feature finds him once again adopting a serious (read, 'respectable') attitude, eschewing comedy and high-camp melodrama in favor of plain old mellow drama." » - David Hudson
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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2016: #6. Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta

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Julieta

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Writer: Pedro Almodovar

Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar returns to high drama with Julieta following the sillier escapades of 2013’s I’m So Excited. Showcasing a female driven cast headlines what is described as a ‘powerful, intense drama,’ self-produced by the director and his brother through their own production company, El Deseo. The film was recently retitled from the original Silencio in order to avoid confusion with Martin Scorsese’s 2016 title of the same name. Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suarez star as the titular protagonist, which documents the earlier events from Juliet’s life from the 1980s forward, explaining what brought her to her present day madness.

Cast: Emma Saurez, Adriana Ugarte, Inma Cuesta, Nathalie Poza, Pilar Castro, Michelle Jenner, Joaquin Notaro, Blanca Pares, Daniel Grao, Rossy de Palma, Susi Sanchez, Dario Grandinetti

Production Co./Producers: El Deseo’s Agustin & Pedro Almodovar

U.S. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
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Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte Set For Pedro Almodovar’s Next, ‘Silencio’

Emma Suarez, Adriana Ugarte Set For Pedro Almodovar’s Next, ‘Silencio’
Madrid – Spanish actresses Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte will topline “Silencio,” the next film from Pedro Almodóvar, a “female universe drama,” in Almodóvar’s words, charting one woman’s life between 1985 and the present day.

Silencio” is set up at Madrid’s El Deseo, the Spanish production label founded by Pedro and brother Agustin Almodovar. Agustin Almodovar and Ester Garcia produce.

Almodovar’s 20th feature, “Silencio” will go into production in May, shooting over much of Spain. In it, Ugarte, who broke through with 2013 period TV series “The Time in Between,” and Suarez, a respected film actress first seen in Julio Medem’s 1992 debut “Cows” and prized for 2010 Karlovy Vary winner “The Mosquito Net,” will play respectively a younger and older Julieta, a woman “struggling to survive on the verge of madness,” according to a Thursday press release.

“’Silence’ talks about inevitable destiny, a guilt complex, the unfathomable mystery which
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Latest Almodóvar Comedy Has the Director's Biggest Opening-Weekend b.o. in His Native Country

Almodóvar comedy boasts the director's best opening ever in his native country (in euros) I'm So Excited / Los amantes pasajeros , the Pedro Almodóvar airplane-set comedy, had the biggest Spanish debut weekend ever for an Almodóvar film -- in terms of box-office receipts (in euros), though apparently not in actual number of movie tickets sold. Distributed by Spanish branch of Warner Bros., the comedy raked in $2.5 million at 298 venues this past weekend (March 8 - 10), thus trailing only -- and by a very small margin -- the Disney-distributed, Sam Raimi-directed Oz the Great and Powerful, which earned $2.61 million at 649 sites, as per box-office numbers found on the web site Box Office Mojo. (Pictured above: I'm So Excited cast members.) Needless to say, the per-theater average for Almodovar's latest -- despite a number of negative reviews in the Spanish media -- was much higher than the one for the $200 million-budgeted Hollywood flick starring James Franco: $8,415 vs.
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Full trailer for Almodovar's latest 'crazy' comedy

Pedro Almodóvar I’m So Excited trailer, with Miguel Ángel Silvestre Pedro Almodóvar’s upcoming movie, I’m So Excited / Los amantes pasajeros (literally, "passing lovers" and/or "passenger lovers") has a new and full trailer. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news (for non-Spanish speakers): it’s in Spanish, without subtitles. (Please scroll down to check out the I’m So Excited trailer.) [Photo: Miguel Ángel Silvestre in Pedro Almodóvar's I'm So Excited.] But don’t feel bad if you don’t speak Spanish. After all, even Spanish speakers will likely have to pay close attention to the one-gazillion-words-a-minute dialogue — which would put James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Una Merkel, et al. to shame. I’m So Excited plot I’m So Excited is set on an airplane flying from Spain to Mexico City. If the trailer is any indication, the plane in question has many more staff members than passengers. Perhaps not such a bad thing, considering
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‘The Skin I Live In’ International Teaser Trailer: Crazy, Cool, Creepy

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‘The Skin I Live In’ International Teaser Trailer: Crazy, Cool, Creepy
Reviews at Cannes painted Pedro Almodovar's new film, The Skin I Live In, as a muddled but sometimes effective thriller [1]. A new international teaser for the movie has landed, and it certainly hypes up the 'effective' part, even while suggesting the same all over the map tone of which some complained at Cannes. I got a kick out of this teaser because it makes the film look like it has the camp playfulness and style of Mario Bava's wild comic book classic [2] Danger: Diabolik, only filtered through the more intensely psycho-sexual and self-aware viewpoint of Peddro Almodovar. If I saw this without knowing anything else of the film I'd walk away pretty keen to see the film. See what you think, after the break. Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new
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International Trailer For Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’

There are certain movies that, for one reason or another, just make me feel uneasy. Whether it’s the atmosphere, the tone, the people behind it, or the subject matter, they’re the kind of films that one could reasonably call “creepy.” I have yet to see Pedro Almodovar‘s The Skin I Live In, but everything we’ve seen from it so far – from a teaser to some stills – makes me think that it will be one of those films, and for some of the reasons mentioned above. Based on the novel Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet, the movie tells the story of “a plastic surgeon carrying out a vendetta on the man who raped his daughter.”

A new trailer has shown up at Twitch, and it isn’t making me feel any better. There’s something about this that comes off as wrong, but in a good way — maybe
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Teaser Trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In

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The Skin I Live In, the latest from writer/director Pedro Almodovar, is going to be weeeeeird.  I suppose we knew this from the logline: while plotting his revenge against the man who raped his daughter, a plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) imprisons and torments his partner (Elena Anaya) in an operating theater in his basement.  The new teaser trailer drives the point home, packing plenty of disturb into thirty seconds.  The Skin I Live In will premiere later this month at the Cannes Film Festival -- where prior Almodovar movies All About My Mother and Volver have won awards -- before a theatrical release in November. Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo, and Teresa Manresa also star in the film, based on the novel Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet.  Watch the trailer after the jump. Posted at Flix
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‘The Skin I Live In’ Teaser Trailer: Pedro Almodovar Prepares to Creep Out Cannes

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‘The Skin I Live In’ Teaser Trailer: Pedro Almodovar Prepares to Creep Out Cannes
The working team of director Pedro Almodovar and actor Antonio Banderas was once potent, and while Mr. Almodovar has continued to make excellent films since their last pairing (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! in 1990), Antonio Banderas has been slowly defanged over many years. So their reunion was reason enough to celebrate. The fact that their first film together in 20 years, The Skin I Live In, is a very messed-up sounding story about a surgeon and his... unusual... relationships with women make it even more tantalizing. The film premieres very soon in Cannes and has a November release date planned via Sony Pictures Classics in the Us. Now there is a wildly creepy teaser, which you can see after the break. This one is either going to significantly increase your interest in seeing the film, or help that interest dissipate altogether. I don't know about you -- I expect some
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‘The Skin I Live In,’ ‘Cabin in the Woods,’ ‘Take Shelter’ and ‘Ledge’ Get Release Dates

Thanks to the power of the internet, we’ve learned when we’ll be able to see The Skin I Live In, Take Shelter, The Cabin in the Woods and Man on a Ledge.

According to ThePlaylist, Broken Embraces director Pedro Almodovar‘s The Skin I Live In, starring Antonio Banderas, will be getting a limited release from Sony Pictures Classics sometime in November. There isn’t an exact date, but it’s at least good to have a general idea of when we’ll be seeing the movie. Also starring Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa, the movie certainly looks interesting, and will be playing in competition at this year’s Cannes.

For those who want to know more, they’re in luck, as a plot synopsis has been released. That
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Cannes 2011: Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In Images

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One of the upcoming projects that definitely deserves our full attention is Pedro Almodovar‘s The Skin I Live In.

Just in case you’re wondering why – first of all, the movie is scheduled to premiere In Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Second, we finally have some new images to share with you, and we’re sure you’re going to love it!

Creepy as you see, but Almodovar had already described the film as “a horror story without scream or frights.”

Based on Thierry Jonquet‘s novel Tarantula the movie tells the story of a surgeon who tries to save the life of his wife by creating a new skin.

Here’s a little description: “Since his wife perished burnt in a car crash, Dr Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), a well respected plastic surgeon, gets interested in the creation of a new type of skin that could have saved his wife.
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Cannes 2011: New Pics From Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’

Cannes 2011 begins in less than a month and sadly I will not be able to attend. However that won’t stop me from posting news from the movies to be screened at the event. Pedro Almodóvar‘s The Skin I Live In is up in competition slot and has quickly made it’s way up my list of most anticipated films of 2011. Some new images from the film arrived over at Bleeding Cool and they look spectacular.

The Skin I Live In stars Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa. Longtime collaborato composer Alberto Iglesias, as well as Almodovar’s usual DoP Jose Luis Alcaine and editor José Salcedo are once again onboard.

The film is a revenge picture loosely based on crime novelist Theirry Jonque‘s 2005 book “Tarantula.” Almodóvar describes
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Cannes 2011: New Stills From Pedro Almodóvar‘s ‘The Skin I Live In’

One of our most-anticipated Cannes competition titles is Pedro Almodóvar‘s The Skin I Live In. Based on the book Tarantula, by Thierry Jonquet, Antonio Banderas will play a disturbed plastic surgeon who seeks vengeance on the man who sexually assaulted his daughter. After the standard drama of Broken Embraces, I eagerly await to see the surprises Almodóvar has in store with this one.

The film also stars Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa. Check out the stills below from Abando (via Bleeding Cool), tiger suits and all.

The Skin I Live In premieres at Cannes Film Festival this May and will hit theaters by the end of the year.

What do you think of the new stills?

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Five Breathtaking Images from Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Skin That I Inhabit’

Pedro Almodóvar is heading to the Cannes Film Festival with his latest film The Skin That I Inhabit (La piel que habito) ready to screen. We posted one image before (seen above) but now the studio has released four new promotional photos for the picture which you can see below.

The film is a revenge picture loosely based on crime novelist Theirry Jonque‘s 2005 book “Tarantula.” Almodóvar describes his film as a “horror story without screams or shocks”. Almodóvar told the Spanish newspaper El Pais that the film is the “harshest he’s ever done and while it comes close to the terror genre, something that appeals to me that I’ve never done, I won’t respect any of its rules.”

Here’s a brief plot synopsis:

“The film follows a plastic surgeon’s revenge on the man who raped his daughter…this is a film that has a loathsome protagonist who,
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New Posters: Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’

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New Posters: Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’
One of the most enticing films that may well play Cannes this year -- and, yes, one of the more frightening ones, too -- is Pedro Almodovar's reunion with Antonio Banderas, The Skin I Live In. The film is based on a novel called Tarantula that is nominally about a plastic surgeon who takes revenge upon the man who raped his daughter. But the novel sounds a lot more uncomfortable than a simple revenge film, because the surgeon also happens to keep his wife confined in their house, in which he forces her monthly into degrading sexual encounters with other men. Messed-up stuff, and definitely not what we've come to expect from Pedro Almodovar. We've seen one poster [1] for the film already that used a classic scientific illustration style to present one view of the film. Now there are some more posters, which position it much more explicitly as some sort of horror thriller.
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Almodóvar’s The Skin That I Inhabit Teaser Poster

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The Skin That I Inhabit, based on Theirry Jonquet’s novel, “Tarantula,” has already secured U.S. distribution via Sony Pictures Classics and has hit the first full teaser poster via The Playlist.

“The Skin I Live In” (previously referred to as “The Skin I Live In”) is an upcoming Spanish film directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Antonio Banderas (reuniting after two decades with Almodóvar — Tie Me Up! Tie me Down!) and beautiful Elena Anaya (Van Helsing, Sex and Lucía). Almodóvar describes the film as

a horror story without screams or frights.”

The film concerns a plastic surgeon’s vengeance on the man who raped his daughter. But really, that’s just touching the surface. This is a film that has a hateful leading role who, while seeking justice for his daughter, keeps his wife jailed and subjects her to embarrassing sexual acts with strangers. The story also apparently features
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First Look at Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin That I Inhabit

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ThePlaylist have posted the first image of Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya in Pedro Almodóvar’s new film The Skin That I Inhabit.

The Skin That I Inhabit is based on Theirry Jonque‘s 2005 crime novel Tarantula about a plastic surgeon’s (Banderas) revenge on the man who raped his daughter.

The film c0-stars a host of Spanish actors, including Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa.

Check out the first look image below:

The Skin That I Inhabit will be released by Sony Pictures Classics later this year.
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Milk of Sorrow, The (La Teta Asustada) | Review

Director: Claudia Llosa Writer: Claudia Llosa Starring: Magaly Solier, Susy Sánchez, Efrain Solís While on her deathbed, an elderly Peruvian woman (Barbara Lazon) sings a tale of woe about being raped and forced-fed her dead husband's gunpowder-seasoned penis during the Sendero Luminoso’s Shining Path campaigns of the 1980s. The woman’s daughter, Fausta (Magaly Solier), purportedly consumed her mother’s fear from these events when, as a child, she suckled the milk [of sorrow] from her mother’s “frightened teats.” Fausta’s vacant and timorous soul has been overburdened, if not totally overrun, by fear. She walks the streets with blank black eyes revealing only one emotion -- sheer terror -- as she cowers closely to the walls purportedly to avoid evil spirits, but more likely to avoid people. Lacking in social skills and petrified of the outside world, Fausta is forced to find employment upon her mother’s death in
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Almodovar's "Skin I Live In" Sets Cast

With a nearly three month shoot about to kick off on his next project, filmmaker Pedro Almodovar ("Volver," "Broken Embraces") has revealed a more thorough list of the cast that will make up the 10 million Euros-budgeted feature "The Skin I Live In" (La Piel Que Habito).

Joining the already cast Antonio Banderas and Elena Anaya will be the likes of Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet, Roberto Alamo, Blanca Suárez, Eduard Fernández, José Luis Gómez, Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Fernando Cayo and Teresa Manresa reports Impre via Bleeding Cool.

Banderas will play a plastic surgeon bent on revenge against the men who raped his daughter. Almodovar describes his feature as bordering on an outright horror film.
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