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Pedro Almodóvar, Penélope Cruz Wrap Shooting on ‘Madres Paralelas,’ Shares First Look Images and BTS Video

El Deseo, the Madrid-based production label of Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and his Bafta-winning producer brother Agustín, has wrapped shooting on its latest feature production, “Madres paralelas,” starring Penélope Cruz. To celebrate the occasion, El Deseo has released a pair of first-look images as well as a behind the scenes clip of the COVID-era shoot.
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Pedro Almodóvar Unveils First Images and Behind-the-Scenes Video From Madres Paralelas Starring Penélope Cruz

After earning some of the most acclaim in his career for the semi-autobiographical tale Pain & Glory, Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar adapted to the pandemic times and quickly shot his Tilda Swinton-led English-language debut The Human Voice. Following up that short, he’s now wrapped production on his next feature, Madres Paralelas (aka Parallel Mothers).

Tilda Swinton On The Visual Feast That Is Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘The Human Voice’

What’s your earliest recollection of watching a Pedro Almodóvar film, and do you have any favourites among his works?. I remember seeing Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and feeling this enormous sense of relief. Here was a filmmaker making films about Europe and about people and a milieu that I recognised entirely – and, at the same time, a contemporary artist whose reference to the cultural landscape of cinema makes him heir to so many great directors through film history, especially those great masters who have focused their narratives and their atmosphere on the lives and passions of women. Pedro was putting onto a global screen a sensibility and a vernacular which was close to the underground world I was living in with Derek Jarman in London in the ’80s and early ’90s. He was always our Spanish cousin, very dear and greatly cherished as a fellow traveller with brilliant moves…
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Pedro Almodóvar films continue at art theater May 19

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will continue to present “The Human Voice” accompanied by “Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown,” at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 19 and 2 p.m., Thursday, May 20. “The Human Voice” is a riveting short drama from popular filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar about...

GO TO: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) dir. Pedro Almodóvar

There are two reasons why Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, the older of the two films screening in tonight’s double feature, gets top billing. First, Almodóvar’s career-making breakout is a true feature, a ninety-minute symphony of ornate design and narrative complication; second, The Human Voice, a short starring Tilda Swinton that premiered in Venice last fall and recently received a theatrical release in the States (full disclosure: it’s now viewable on HBO Max as well), is thematically connected to the earlier work. Both owe their germinal scenario — a woman, a telephone, an absent lover — to the same Jean Cocteau play, after which the short is named.
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Pedro Almodóvar and Tilda Swinton: ‘I love the idea of the woman on the edge of the abyss’

For more than 30 years, the film-maker Pedro Almodóvar has had a voice in his head – The Human Voice, that is. In Jean Cocteau’s monologue, first performed in 1930, a woman goes to pieces during a telephone conversation with her soon-to-be-ex lover. The audience hears only one side of the exchange, lending her the upper hand in the drama at the precise moment she has been robbed of everything else.
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Substance If Not Style: On the Radical Similarities of Alice Munro and Pedro Almodóvar:

Last summer I found myself rewatching The Skin I Live In—Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s 2011 horror/sci-fi film about a mad scientist who forcibly transforms a gorgeous young man into a gorgeous young woman—and I noticed something that felt out of place. In an early scene, Almodóvar very pointedly lets his camera linger on a copy of Alice Munro’s story collection Runaway.
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‘The Human Voice’: Tilda Swinton, Pedro Almodóvar and Pure Cinephile Bliss

There she is, stepping out from behind a screen and seen in glorious close-up: the vibrant red dress, the half-shadowed face, the untamed tangle of ginger hair. (We Stan an icon.) For the next half-hour, you’ll see Tilda Swinton’s spurned woman — she is merely referred to as “Woman” — shop for axes at a hardware store in Madrid, attack an empty suit on a bed, try on several gorgeous outfits, beg and plead for a lover’s return over the phone, hang out with a dog named Dash and set an exquisitely decorated apartment on fire. Or maybe you will watch her do all of this for the next 90 minutes if, like me, you end up watching this three times back to back.

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Pedro Almodovar & Penelope Cruz Reteam ‘Madres Paralelas’

Sony Pictures Classics has taken all rights in North America, Australia and New Zealand to Pedro Almodóvar’s Madres Paralelas, repping the 13th collaboration between the distributor and the filmmaker’s production company El Deseo. Production began last month on the film in Madrid. The movie also reunites the director with longtime collaborators Penélope Cruz, Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma.