23 Aug 2019

Director Pedro Almodóvar on semi-autobiographical film ‘Pain and Glory – and refusing to work in Hollywood

Celebrated the world over for his exuberant and rich dramas, the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar has just released his 21st movie – ‘Pain and Glory’ – a semi-autobiographical take on his life, starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz.

Almodóvar has won countless international trophies throughout his career, including two Oscars for ‘All About My Mother’ and ‘Talk to Her’ – earning him a cult following around the world.

Despite the Oscars, though, he has been steadfast in his refusal to work in Hollywood, believing it would hamper his style.