Thursday, July 16, 2009

Pedro Almodovar's 'Broken Embraces' (Los abrazos rotos)

Director Pedro Almodovar, the most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel focuses on love, death, identity, and guilt in his lates film Broken Embraces. His beautiful cinematography can be likened to that of a master painter using sumptuous color palettes and brush strokes of light (All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!). Penelope Cruz stars as the film’s female lead.
Penelope Cruz with director Pedro Almodovar
Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco,and was directing his last movie.

Broken Embraces U.S. release date is set for November 20, 2009, but only in limited theaters.

For more information about the film visit the Broken Embraces official site (Spanish and French only).

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