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Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (born September 24, 1951, in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. He is the most successful and internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. Almodóvar’s films enjoy a worldwide following and he has become a major figure on the stage of world cinema.

Style

His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors and glossy décor. Almodóvar never judges his characters actions, whatever they do, but he presents them as they are in all their complexity. Desire, passion, family and identity are the director's favorite themes. The success of his movies has brought awareness to the cause of equal rights.

Filmography

Year English title Original title Awards
1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom Pepi, Luci, Bom y Otras Chicas del Montón
1982 Labyrinth of Passion Laberinto de Pasiones
1983 Dark Habits Entre Tinieblas
1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This? Que he hecho yo para merecer esto
1986 Matador Matador
1987 Law of Desire La Ley del Deseo Berlin International Film FestivalTeddy Award
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque
de Nervios
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director
European Film Award for Best Young Film
Goya Award for Best Film
Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay
National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Venice Film FestivalGolden Osella
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1990 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ¡Átame! Nominated—Berlin International Film FestivalGolden Bear
Nominated—César Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Director
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay
1991 High Heels Tacones Lejanos César Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1993 Kika Kika
1995 The Flower of My Secret La Flor de Mi Secreto Nominated—Goya Award for Best Director
1997 Live Flesh Carne Trémula Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film Award
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film
1999 All About My Mother Todo Sobre Mi Madre Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Film
British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film Award
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes Film FestivalPrix de la mise en scène
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
César Award for Best Foreign Film
David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
European Film Award for Best Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Goya Award for Best Film
Goya Award for Best Director
Guldbagge Award for Best Foreign Film
London Film Critics Circle Award for Foreign Language Film of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Cannes Film FestivalPalme d'Or
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
2002 Talk to Her Hable Con Ella Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Bangkok International Film Festival Award for Best Film
César Award for Best Film from the European Union
European Film Award for Best Film
European Film Award for Best Director
European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Goya Award for Best Film
Goya Award for Best Director
Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-English Language Feature
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film Award
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Director of the Year
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominated—Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Director
2004 Bad Education La Mala Educación National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
Nominated—César Award for Best Film from the European Union
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Film
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Director
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Director
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2006 Volver Volver Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay
European Film Award for Best Director
Goya Award for Best Film
Goya Award for Best Director
London Film Critics Circle Award for Foreign Language Film of the Year
National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-English Language Feature
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
Nominated—Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film Award
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Cannes Film FestivalPalme d'Or
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—César Award for Best Foreign Film
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Film
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Director
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of the Year
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Director of the Year
Nominated—Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Director
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2009 Broken Embraces Los Abrazos Rotos Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
Nominated—Cannes Film FestivalPalme d'Or
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Director
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
Nominated—Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-English Language Feature
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
2011 The Skin I Live In La piel que habito BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film Award
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Cannes Film FestivalPalme d'Or
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Film
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Director
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Foreign Language Film of the Year
Nominated—New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Film Not in the English Language
2013 I'm So Excited Los amantes pasajeros
2016 Julieta Julieta Nominated—Cannes Film FestivalPalme d'Or




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