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Almodovar Exhibit Opens in Paris


A new exhibit on filmmaker Pedro Almodovar opened in Paris at the Cinematique Francais yesterday. Included are photos and personal objects including cameras, childhood items, and a recreation of Almodovar's own bedroom. Bedrooms are often featured prominently in Almodovar's movies (my favorite being the sexy Law of Desire starring a young, gorgeous Antonio Banderas, below), thus the refence.

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Said a humbled Almodovar of the exhibition: "Imagine opening a dooring and entering a limitless place, a small city in which the streets, the buildings, everything seen through the windows is made up of images of your life. It's very difficult for me to enter such a place."

The exhibition runs until the end of July.

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Exhibition Casts Light on Almodovar's World [afp]

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  1. Almodovar. Dude is a genius, honestly.

    Posted by: Jacko | Apr 6, 2006 3:37:44 PM

  2. I've only ever seen Bad Education. What would you rate as his best movies? I loved BE, and I'd love to see some of his other work.

    Posted by: Thor | Apr 6, 2006 4:39:51 PM

  3. I was trying to think of the one with the JP Gaultier wardrobe/ the bike videotapers one.. when I think of the director and his films I feel so cheerful and I can't think of another filmmaker who makes such great use of COLOR as well.. I love his work, love the French site yall'--

    Posted by: moptopmouse | Apr 6, 2006 6:14:13 PM

  4. Ah yes, remember those Almovodar films when Antonio Banderas actually cared about acting? And thankfully, Jane Fonda fell into billionair ranch wifedom and never remade 'Women on the Verge' after she bought the rights.

    Posted by: basis4insanity | Apr 6, 2006 6:28:39 PM

  5. um, pardon, billionaire

    Posted by: basis4insanity | Apr 6, 2006 6:29:14 PM

  6. Volver has been added for Cannes, and early reviews say it is great .. can't wait until it reaches the states!

    Posted by: Keith Demko | Apr 6, 2006 7:10:39 PM

  7. Thor, my picks from memory:

    What Have I Done to Deserve This
    Dark Habits
    Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

    I didn't know Fonda had the US rights. That would have been interesting. Would love to see the vagina shaped entrance to her home. At least the new 9 To 5 dv has delted scenes.

    Posted by: Chad Hanging | Apr 6, 2006 11:01:11 PM

  8. Just name of the place is actually "Cinémathèque française". For some reason, it was spelled wrong on Yahoo!

    Posted by: Nick | Apr 7, 2006 2:26:31 AM

  9. Thor - I resisted his films because my partner pushed them so hard (and I thought there hasn't been a good movie since Astaire and Rogers in 'Swing Time'). Then I saw 'Talk to Her', and 'All About My Mother'. All I can say is, he reminds you that great films tell the stories of PEOPLE.

    Posted by: Jacko | Apr 7, 2006 6:57:29 AM

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