Pedro Almodóvar Movies and Career Information

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Oct 25, 1949
Actor, Director and Writer
phy The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford it. Besides, the filmmaking schools were closed in early 70s by Franco's government. Instead, he found a job in the Spanish phone company and saved his salary to buy a Super 8 camera. From 1972 to 1978, he devoted himself to make short films with the help of of his friends. The "premieres" of those early films were famous in the rapidly growing world of the Spanish counter-culture. In few years, Almodóvar became a star of "La Movida", the pop cultural movement of late 70s Madrid. His first feature film, Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980), was made in 16 mm and blown-up to 35 mm for public release. In 1987, he and his brother Agustín Almodóvar established their own production company: El Deseo, S. A. The "Almodóvar phenomenon" has reached all over the world, making his films very popular in many countries. Filmography: Director (33 titles) 2012 Mina (announced) 2011 The Skin I Live In 2009 Broken Embraces 2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor (short) (as Mateo Blanco) 2006/I Volver 2004 Bad Education 2002 Talk to Her 1999 All About My Mother 1997 Live Flesh (as Pedro Almodovar) 1995 The Flower of My Secret 1993 Kika (as Pedro Almodovar) 1991 High Heels 1990 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1987 Law of Desire (as Pedro Almodovar) 1986 Matador 1985 Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido (TV short) 1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This? (as Pedro Almodovar) 1983 Dark Habits 1982 Labyrinth of Passion 1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom 1978 Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! 1978 Salomé (short) 1977 Sexo va, sexo viene (short) 1976 Muerte en la carretera (short) 1976 Sea caritativo (short) 1976 Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (short) 1975 Blancor (short) 1975 El sueño, o la estrella (short) 1975 Homenaje (short) 1975 La caída de Sódoma (short) 1974 Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda (short) 1974 Film político (short)

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