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    'Crouching Tiger,' 'Howards End,' 'Talk to Her': the best of Sony Pictures Classics

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jun 16, 2014

    With the company's honchos set to be feted at LAFF, we count off their greatest
  • All About My Mother - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is a single mother who has raised her son, Esteban (Eloy Azorín), to adulthood on her own and has come to emotionally depend on him. One night, Manuela and Esteban take in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire; after the show, Esteban is struck and killed by a passing motorist as he dashes into the street to get an autograph from Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes), who played Blanche. Emotionally devastated, Manuela relocates to Barcelona in hopes of finding her ex-husband (and Esteban's father), who is now working as a female impersonator. Manuela becomes reacquainted with old friend La Agrado (Antonia San Juan), a transsexual, and is introduced to Sister Rosa (Penélope Cruz), a good-hearted nun who has to contend with her considerably more cynical mother (Rosa María Sardà). While looking for work, Manuela becomes acquainted with Huma Rojo. Huma, on the other hand, has troubles of her own, most involving her drug-addicted significant other, Nina (Candela Peña). Displaying Almodóvar's trademark visual style and a unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, Todo Sobre Mi Madre/All About My Mother received a highly anticipated theatrical run in Spain before winning the Best Director award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival; in 2000, Almodóvar would receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
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    With 'I'm So Excited!' on the way, Pedro Almodóvar's 10 best films

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Jun 24, 2013

    We count down the Spaniard's top tier work
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    The best of Almodóvar

    Type: Gallery | Date: Monday, Jun 24, 2013

    Many of Almodóvar’s films have toyed with the malleability of ph...
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    My favorite Oscar win: Pedro Almodóvar for 'Talk to Her'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Feb 23, 2012

    On final approach, we look back at some of Oscar's finer moments
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    Toronto: Penelope Cruz keeps 'Broken Embraces' in one piece

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Sep 11, 2009

    But whether it provides another Oscar nod for the beauty is unclear
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    Sony Classics gets 'Excited' with Pedro Almodovar, Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas

    Type: Article | Date: Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012

    Ensemble comedy features Cruz, Banderas and Paz Vega in 'special collaborations'
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    Checking in at the Miami International Film Festival

    Type: Post | Date: Saturday, Mar 2, 2013

    The fest kicked off last night with Sundance hit 'Twenty Feet from Stardom'
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    Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire, Sofia Vergara team for 'Paperboy'

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, May 13, 2011

    Zac Efron also set to star in adaptation from 'Precious' director
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    Roundup: Almodóvar to receive an Academy tribute in London

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012

    Also: The best-ever lone Oscar nods, and is 'Cloud Atlas' really 2012's worst?
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