Pedro Almodovar exhibit
The Cinémathèque of Paris is dedicating an exhibit to Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar, with pictures taken from his films and family pictures, his first writings, interviews with him on his inspirations, objects that belong to him, paintings, etc?
Decors, costumes and accessories from his films but also objects and personal furniture, the Almodovar exhibition which was held at the French cinematheque in 2006 recreated, with his agreement, his cinematographic and chromatic imagination. Dominant themes, with the author of Law of Desire (1986), red and pink, telephones and drag.
Born in 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, Almodovar began in the cinema with a Super-8 in the middle of the 70s and made a reputation for himself in the underground movement of La Movida Madrileña. In post-Franco Spain, he tackled subjects that were previously taboo (drugs, adultery, perversions) from his first feature film Pepi, Luci, Bom and the Other Girls on the Heap (1980). It was in Kika, a film along similar lines in 1993, that his attachment to pop art could best be seen: costumes designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier with an assortment of tawny backgrounds. With All About My Mother (2000), Almodovar won prizes and started a collaboration with the actress Penelope Cruise and that would continue into Volver (2006), the prize for collective female performance at the Cannes Festival.