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Romantic drama premiered in competition in Cannes.
Marking Oscar-winner Almodovar’s 20th feature – his win came for 2002’s Talk To Her – the story of Julieta follows a broken-hearted woman who decides to confront the problems in her life, notably her estranged daughter.
Spain’s last winner in the foreign language Oscar category was Alejandro Amenábar’s Javier Bardem-starring drama The Sea Inside in 2005. Almodovar’s last film to be nominated in the category was 2006’s Volver. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Grater)
Members of the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose “Julieta” from a three-film shortlist, announced Aug. 19, which also included Iciar Bollain’s “The Olive Tree” and Paula Ortiz’s “The Bride.”
Starring Adriana Ugarte (“Palm Trees in the Snow”), Emma Suarez (“The Mosquito Net”) and Dario Grandinetti (“Talk to Her”) , the film marks the helmer’s return to women-centered storytelling, this time focusing on a mother’s emotional life story, driven by a constant sense of loss.
- Emiliano De Pablos
In 2016, wearing headphones in a public space is a clear symbol of, "Hey, please don't talk to me." For women, who continue to deal with street harassment, cat-calling and unwanted advances in both public and professional spaces, wearing headphones can be a sacred act. It provides us with a tiny, flimsy shred of privacy as we power through our commutes or rush to dinner. (Admittedly, headphones can't block everything out. On my walk to work yesterday, a man yelled "I'd like to dip your legs in butter" at me while I was blasting Avril Lavigne.) In a Modern Man blog »
- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
The film spans 30 years in Julieta’s life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
Decadent and emotionally enveloping, Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is a thoughtfully sumptuous portrait detailing the fragility of family, and the viral nature of guilt. Arguably his finest work since 2006’s Volver, the master of melodrama brings humanity and heft to cruel subject matter with Julieta, and has delivered a product which although unmistakable, is also essential.
Adapted from three Alice Munro short stories, this shattered reflection of loss and yearning actually plays out like a twisted suburban thriller; one quilted in mystery and suspense. For every tonal shade of his past repertoire, »
- Chris Haydon
The modern movie landscape can make some people feel like the best days of film are behind us. With remakes, reboots and adaptations very abundant, and original movies seemingly not raking it in at the box office, that is an understandable sentiment. But the BBC felt like there are a lot of recent movies worth celebrating, and that is why they set out to make a list of the 100 greatest movies of the 21st century. The list they came up with is nothing if not interesting, and it is definitely a reminder that there are a lot of great movies that have been made in the last 16 years.
BBC published the list on Tuesday morning, after taking months to put it all together. In order to come up with this list, they used nearly 200 critics from both print and online publications, as well as academics and curators. The contributors that were used spanned the globe, »
Last year, the BBC polled a bunch of critics to determine the 100 greatest American films of all time and only six films released after 2000 placed at all. This year, the BBC decided to determine the “new classics,” films from the past 16 years that will likely stand the test of time, so they polled critics from around the globe for their picks of the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century so far. David Lynch’s “Mulholland Dr.” tops the list, Wong Kar-Wai’s “In The Mood For Love” places second, and Paul Thomas Anderson and the Coen Brothers both have 2 films in the top 25. See the full results below.
Read More: The Best Movies of the 21st Century, According to IndieWire’s Film Critics
Though the list itself is fascinating, what’s also compelling are the statistics about the actual list. According to the the BBC, they polled 177 film critics from every continent except Antarctica. »
- Vikram Murthi
Ryan Lambie Aug 23, 2016
A critics' survey puts Mullholland Drive at the top of the list of the best films since 2000. Did yours make the cut?
Movie critics love Linklater, Studio Ghibli, the Coens and the surrealist stylings of David Lynch. At least, that's if a newly-published list of the 100 greatest films of the 21st century is anything to go by.
BBC Culture commissioned the poll, which took in responses from 177 film critics from all over the world. As a result, the top 100 includes an eclectic mix of the mainstream to independent movies, from dramas to sci-fi and off-beat comedies. Feew would be surprised to see things like Paolo Sorrentino's handsome Italian confection The Great Beauty propping up the lower end of the list, or that such acclaimed directors as Wes Anderson or the aforementioned Coens feature heavily.
What is pleasing to see, though, is how much good genre stuff has made the cut, »
Although we’re only about 16% into the 21st century thus far, the thousands of films that have been released have provided a worthy selection to reflect on the cinematic offerings as they stand. We’ve chimed in with our favorite animations, comedies, sci-fi films, and have more to come, and now a new critics’ poll that we’ve taken part in has tallied up the 21st century’s 100 greatest films overall.
The BBC has polled 177 critics from around the world, resulting in a variety of selections, led by David Lynch‘s Mulholland Drive. Also in the top 10 was Wong Kar-wai‘s In the Mood For Love and Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life, which made my personal ballot (seen at the bottom of the page).
- Jordan Raup
Iciar Bollain’s “The Olive Tree,” Pedro Almodovar’s “Julieta” and Paula Ortiz’s “The Bride” have made Spain’s short-list for its Oscar submission. The country’s final Academy Award candidate will be announced on Sept. 7.
The short-list pits three titles by auteurs from three Spanish filmmaking generations, each offering, in different measure, an offshore appeal beyond their arthouse-to-crossover Spanish market base.
“The Olive Tree” (pictured) marks the seventh film by actress-turned-director Iciar Bollain, whose feature helming debut, comedy “Hi, Are You Alone?,” dates from 1996.
Produced by Madrid-based Morena Films and Germany’s Match Factory Productions, and sold internationally by eOne’s Seville Intl., “The Olive Tree” is written by Ken Loach’s regular scribe Paul Laverty, who was inspired by a newspaper article he read.
Indirectly addressing the social, economic and emotional effects of Spain’s still-recent boom-to-bust crisis, the film follows a family in a village in Eastern Spain, »
- Emiliano De Pablos
The film, which debuted in Spain in April and screened at Cannes in May, was acquired in June, 2015, by Sony Classics when its title was “Silencio.” Based on the stories of author Alice Munro, “Julieta” is about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty.
Suárez and Ugarte play older and younger versions of the film’s protagonist, Julieta, between the years 1985 and 2015. “Silencio” is Almodóvar’s 20th feature film and the ninth movie by him handled by Sony Classics, which include “I’m So Excited,” “Bad Education,” “Volver,” “Broken Embraces,” “The Skin I Live In,” “All About My Mother,” “Talk to Her” and “The Flower of My Secret.”
Peter Debruge wrote in his review for Variety: “Almodovar has constructed an extremely unconventional mystery, one »
- Dave McNary
Sony Pictures Classics has set a Dec. 21 theater release for Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th film “Julieta,” and acquired the remainder of his film library. The new acquisitions include “Pepi, Luci, Bom;” “Labyrinth of Passion;” “Dark Habits;” “What Have I Done to Deserve This?;” “High Heels” and “Kika.” The full library also includes “Matador,” “Law of Desire,” “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “The Flower of My Secret,” “Live Flesh,” “All About My Mother,” “Talk to Her,” “Bad Education,” “Volver,” “Broken Embraces,” “I’m So Excited!” and “The Skin I Live In.” “Julieta” premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. »
- J. Clara Chan
Sony Pictures Classics announced today they have acquired the rest of Pedro Almodóvar's full library of films including Pepi, Luci, Bom, Labyrinth of Passion, Dark Habits, What Have I Done To Deserve This?, High Heels and Kika. Additionally, Almodóvar's new film (his 20) Julieta, will be released in theaters on December 21. It debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May. With this acquisition, Spc now has the full library of films which also includes Matador, Talk to Her… »
Tondero Films, Peru’s leading production company is launching a distribution arm and hiring TV veteran Cecilia Gomez de la Torre to run it. Gomez served as head of programming and acquisitions at Peru’s second largest broadcaster, Latina TV, where she worked for the past 21 years. She has also joined Tondero Films as a partner.
“Cecilia knows a lot of people; she will be a great asset, especially when it comes to international sales and distribution,” said Tondero CEO Miguel Valladares.
The new distrib will be officially unveiled at the Lima Film Festival on Aug. 12 with operations kicking off on Oct. 6 with the release of Dominican Republic romantic comedy “All Men are the Same” (“Todos los Hombres son Iguales”), helmed by Spain’s Manuel Gomez Pereira and starring Peru’s Christian Meier. This will be followed in November by Joanna Lombardi’s 2015 Rotterdam Fipresci-nominated drama, “Alone” (“Solos”).
Tondero will »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Just a few short hours ago today, the Closing Night selection for the New York Film Festival was announced. This year, it will be James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, a long brewing passion project of his. As a pretty big fan of Gray, one who thinks Two Lovers is a near masterpiece and criminally underrated, as well as a fan of his prior movie The Immigrant as well, this is exciting news. Not only is Nyff getting another high profile awards contender, it’s a boost of confidence for a flick that I wasn’t sure would be able to find a place in the Oscar season. The fest certainly has changed that around, to one degree or another. The film, telling the tale of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett, who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization in 1925 and never returned, was »
- Joey Magidson
Pedro Almodóvar is arguably the most influential Spanish filmmaker working today, but no auteur is an island. The Academy Award winner (Best Original Screenplay for “Talk to Her,” who also won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for “All About My Mother,” has compiled a list of Spanish movies that inspire him for the British Film Institute, with choices ranging from “The Executioner” to “Poachers.” Check out the full list below.
“‘Calle Mayor’ is a major work that has not only stood the test of time but has consolidated its reputation.”
“It Happened in Broad Daylight” (“El cebo,” 1958)
“‘El cebo’ is one of the few examples of a film in which a diverse mix of nationalities and talents crystallises into something beautiful and personal.”
“The Executioner” (“El verdugo,” 1963)
“‘The Executioner »
- Michael Nordine
“We are happy to open this year’s festival with a film by one of the world’s most beloved and acclaimed filmmakers in recent decades, Pedro Almodóvar. Julieta is a cinematic celebration – a colorful, exciting, fun and thought-provoking film,” said Noa Regev, topper of Jerusalem Cinematheque and exec director of Jerusalem fest. “The aesthetic experience offered by the film will no doubt be even greater when shown on the giant screen at the Sultan’s Pool. Like most of Almodóvar’s works, it is focused on female protagonist and deals with women’s power.”
Based on a trio of short stories by Pulitzer-winning Canadian author Alice Munro, “Julieta” stars Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte in the title role, at different ages. Rossy de Palma also toplines. Pic will be released »
- Elsa Keslassy
Spanish filmmaking legend Pedro Almodóvar has long trafficked in making funny, feeling and unique films about women, from "All About My Mother" to "Volver" and "Talk to Her," but despite his solemn vow to never leave "the universe of women" he loves so much, he rarely sees that same affection reflected in the industry at large. At Cannes to show off his "Julieta" (another film about women, of course), the director sat down with Variety to discuss some of the challenges he sees in Hollywood, and how they directly impact the talents of female stars he so admires. "Hollywood is losing an enormous opportunity when it doesn’t actually create these good roles for women of all ages," Almodóvar told the outlet. "When it doesn’t actually create good roles to talk about mothers, about girlfriends, about daughters, about sister-in-laws." Read More: Cannes: Pedro Almodóvar on »
- Kate Erbland
Spanish director tells Cannes film festival that Us film industry is ‘losing an enormous opportunity by not creating good roles for women of all ages’
The Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodóvar has criticised Hollywood for its failure to find stronger roles for women of all ages.
Speaking at the Cannes film festival, where his new film Julieta debuts in competition, the Oscar-winning director of All About My Mother and Talk to Her said female stars were often only included in blockbuster franchises to prove the male leads were not gay.
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- Ben Child
Pedro Almodovar is tired.
The Spanish film icon is double fisting black coffee and water, his eyes look heavy, and he admits that after five days at the Cannes Film Festival, he’s operating on very little sleep.
Almodovar is in the South of France to hawk his latest, “Julieta,” an adaptation of three Alice Munro stories that stands as one of his most muted works. It’s understated depiction of a mother and a daughter’s deteriorating relationship is in stark contrast to his previous effort, the neon-hued airline comedy, “I’m So Excited.” That film had all the subtlety of a Gloria Gaynor anthem.
“Julieta” was intended to be a departure in another way, as well. Meryl Streep was attached to play the mother role. Almodovar intended to make his English-language film debut, while shooting for the first time in the United States.
“At the last minute I felt insecure, »
- Brent Lang
The story of a cancer patient’s final months is an effective tearjerker, featuring outstanding and nuanced performances
Tomas (Javier Camara, best known for Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her) flies from Montreal to Madrid to see his best friend Julian (the Argentinian actor Ricardo Darin, from the original The Secret in Their Eyes). Chemotherapy has failed to stop Julian’s cancer from spreading, so he’s chosen to live out his last months without hospitals or further treatment, a choice Tomas reluctantly respects.
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- Leslie Felperin
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