Thursday, January 14, 2010
'Embracing' Pedro Almodóvar
If the recent wide-release of Pedro Almodóvar's Broken Embraces has sparked your interest in this acclaimed and exciting filmmaker, we'd like to point you to our recent publication All About Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinema, edited by Brad Epps (professor of Romance languages and literatures at Harvard University) and Despina Kakoudaki (assistant professor of literature and film at American University). This book not only offers new perspectives on Almodóvar's artistic vision and influences from a variety of contributors, it also includes a chapter by the director himself, taken from his own diary account of the making of Volver. Find more book information here.
Of the sprinkling of different trailers out there for Broken Embraces, here is perhaps the most captivating one:
If you're still not convinced, here are 11 more reasons to see Broken Embraces.