The master's triumphant return, wrote the French magazine Positif about the appearance of Julieta in the main competition at Cannes. In his latest film, Pedro Almodóvar returns to the world in which he feels most at home: that of women and their passions. The eponymous Julieta lives in Madrid. Despite having a loving partner, she is unable to forget the past-a love from long ago and her unhealed wounds. Now, years later, she tries to find the daughter who, one day, completely broke off communication with her. While Almodóvar's film is based on the work of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, he remains true to himself: he sets the film in Spain instead of a Canada, pays tribute to the therapeutic role of art, allows the music of Alberto Iglesias to ring out, and saturates the screen with the sort of colors seen in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Kiki, and All About My Mother. New to his work are his reflections on guilt. As always, however, the driving force behind Almodóvar's films remains extreme, uncompromising love.
Pedro Almodóvar is one of the great masters of Spanish cinema. He made his debut in 1978 with the film Fuck... Fuck... Fuck Me, Tim! One of the leading filmmakers in the La Movida Madrileña movement, he is well known for his bold, uncompromising punk films about people on the margins of Spain's colorless society ruined by years of totalitarianism, including Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom; Matador; Law of Desire; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; and High Heels. Now, as a mature artist, he is one of the most important directors in Europe, whose work includes All About My Mother, Volver, and Bad Education.
1978 Rżnij mnie, rżnij mnie, rżnij mnie, Tim! / Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! / Fuck... Fuck... Fuck Me, Tim!
1988 Kobiety na skraju załamania nerwowego / Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios / Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
1997 Drżące ciało / Carne trémula / Live Flesh
1999 Wszystko o mojej matce / Todo sobre mi madre / All About My Mother
2002 Porozmawiaj z nią / Hable con ella / Talk to Her
2004 Złe wychowanie / La Mala educación / Bad Education
2013 Przelotni kochankowie / Los Amantes pasajeros / I'm So Excited