Pedro Almodóvar

Amarillos, 2017

Digital print on canvas
Ed. of 3
39 x 30 cm

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About Pedro Almodóvar (Ciudad Real, Spain, 1949) View artist profile >>

Pedro Almodóvar was born on September 25, 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real (Spain), a town in La Mancha. he recited in a family of traditional values. His father was the wine and oil salesman Antonio Almodóvar and his mother, the housewife Francisca Caballero.

In his childhood he moved to Cáceres, a city where he studied at the Salesianos school. By that time he began a cinematic devotion that he cultivated with constancy from his adolescence.
Since the end of the 60s, Pedro Almodóvar resided in Madrid, where he worked as an administrative assistant in the Telefónica company throughout the decade of the 70s. In this period he directed shorts in Super 8, making titles such as "Film Político" (1974), "Dos Putas, o Historia De Amor Que Termina En Boda" (1974) or "Sexo Va, Sexo Viene" (1977), before debuting in a feature film with "Folle ... Folle ... Fólleme, Tim" (1978), a comedy filmed in Super 8 that was starring Carmen Maura. Two years later he premiered in 16 mm "Pepi, Luci, Bom y Otras Chicas Del Montón" (1980), a defining film of the underground environment that surrounded him and a film that shows his tendency to the protagonism of female characters, generally better constructed and interesting than his masculine characters.

In addition to his cinematographic facet, Pedro Almodóvar was part of the so-called Madrid movida of the 80s creating a musical duet with McNamara, with whom he recorded songs like "Gran Ganga", "Suck It To Me" or "Voy a ser Mamá", participating in theatrical activities with the group "Los Goliardos" and writing stories for various publications, several of them written under the pseudonym of Patty Diphusa.

Provocative and stylish, as influenced by Luis Buñuel as Alfred Hitchcock, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, John Waters or Douglas Sirk, the films of Pedro Almodóvar, pivoting in singular characters, camp stories and kitsch appearance that converge around his usual sexual obsessions, sociocultural and religious, also show a distinctive perspective of Spanish customs and traditions, expanding their own universe based on different genres, addressing both the black comedy, melodrama, thriller or social drama, with places for satire, farce or the grotesque.

After several films appreciated by the Spanish critics, was consecrated worldwide with "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios"(1988), a film that was nominated for the Oscar for the best foreign film. Among the numerous awards he has received, include the Oscar for best foreign film for "Todo sobre mi madre" (1999) and the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for "Hable con ella" (2002). In few years, Almodóvar became a star of "La Movida", the pop cultural movement of late 70s Madrid. 

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