• Thursday, Jul 29, 2021
  • Last Update : 04:17 am

Pedro Almodovar movie to open Venice Film Festival

  • Published at 02:37 pm July 20th, 2021
Parallel Mothers
Penelope Cruz stars in 'Parallel Mothers' Collected

Venice Film Festival will be held this year from September 1 - 11

Pedro Almodovar's "Madres Paralelas" (Parallel Mothers), starring the Spanish filmmaker's muses Penelope Cruz and Rossy De Palma, will open the 78th Venice Film Festival in September, organisers said Monday.

The film -- which follows two single women in different stages of life preparing to give birth in a maternity ward -- will compete for the prestigious competition's top prize, the Golden Lion. 

"I was really born as a director in Venice in 1983... 38 years later, I am called to open the festival," said the Oscar-winning Almodovar in a statement.

"I am truly grateful to the festival for this recognition and hope to live up to it," he added. 


Also read: Pedro Almodóvar turns down Netflix deal


The director of the festival, Alberto Barbera, called Almodovar's film an "intense and sensitive portrait of two women facing pregnancy with unpredictable implications, of female solidarity, of a sexuality lived in full freedom and without hypocrisy".

The 71-year-old filmmaker was awarded a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement by the festival in 2019.

He debuted at Venice in 1983 with his black comedy, "Entre Tinieblas" (Dark Habits).

The festival will be held this year from September 1 - 11.

151
Facebook 148
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail