Tag Archives: Penelope Cruz

Pain and Glory

Gay Essential Review: Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) at Cannes Film Festival

The film to which Pain and Glory has been most extensively compared is Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2, the Italian director’s genre-bending, meta textual examination of a filmmaker crafting his most ambitious project to date. Both films are excellent, but the comparisons prove to be something of a dead end; Fellini was more preoccupied with the process of filmmaking itself, while Almodovar is interested in exploring the human factors that would inspire somebody to tell a story in the first place.

I’m So Excited!

Gay Essential Films To Watch, I’m So Excited! (Los Amantes Pasajeros)

Released in 2013, I’m So Excited! is a Spanish Comedy from Director Pedro Almodovar. Mostly set on an aeroplane, the film deals with the topic of impending disaster, and the flamboyant cabin crew who must manage it. The film stars Javier Camara and Antonio de la Torre.

All About My Mother

Gay Essential Films To Watch, All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre)

Released in 1999, this Spanish motion picture follows the life of an Argentine nurse in charge of organ donations, a single mother whose son is an aspiring artist. Starring Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz and Marisa Paredes, All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) was directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar.

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