Saturday, September 16, 2006

VIVA PEDRO!


Pedro Almodóvar, seen above with Penelope Cruz, is currently promoting his latest movie VOLVER in the U. S., where it will be released 3 November. Prior to its release, Sony Pictures Classics presents eight of Almodóvar’s greatest movies in various cities throughout the nation. The movies are being re-released as part of the retrospective entitled Viva Pedro!

VIVA PEDRO! opened in New York and Los Angeles in August. The first of September the festival expanded to other cities in the United States, and will continue throughout the Fall. The theatrical re-release will introduce new audiences to Almodóvar and at the same time present the movies to his many fans in the manner which they are meant to be seen and appreciated.

The eight films are:

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
(1988); ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999); TALK TO HER (2002); FLOWER OF MY SECRET (1995); LIVE FLESH (1996); LAW OF DESIRE (1987); MATADOR
(1986); and BAD EDUCATION (2004).

New prints have been made of all eight films. Several of these titles have not been shown in theaters since their original release. (MATADOR and LAW OF DESIRE have never been released on DVD). All of the other films have been withdrawn from the DVD marketplace to accommodate their theatrical re-release. Check the [FULL SCHEDULE], and then your local theater for details.

For more on
Almodóvar's films see Mimi's page ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER.

1 comment:

  1. Viva Pedro, indeed! ... The very welcome retrospective won't make it to my little corner of the world, and neither will Volver, but I'll definitely be checking it out when I make it to New York in November (assuming it's still playing somewhere there) ... Mr. Almodovar just has a unique style and flair that I can't get enough of

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