NEW YORK (dpa) – Pedro Almodóvar described the taking pictures of the movie “Parallel Mothers” through the peak of the pandemic as a problem and an escape from the skin world.
“That doesn’t mean I didn’t pay attention to what was happening around me because there was a lot of pain and a lot of tragedy. But for me the best way to get out of this situation was to just work, ”stated the Spanish director.
Almodóvar spoke to The Related Press on the purple carpet the day earlier than yesterday, Friday, earlier than Parallel Moms closed the New York Movie Competition. It was an honor that the celebrated filmmaker didn’t take as a right.
“This festival is the kind that I love because there is no competition. This is not a film against another film for a price. So this is the way to show cinema, ”stated Almodóvar.
The principle function is performed by Penélope Cruz, who in her eighth collaboration with Almodóvar performs one in every of two single girls with unplanned pregnancies (Milena Smit performs the opposite lady). Final month Penelope gained the Volpi Cup for Greatest Actress on the Venice Movie Competition.
“It was always something special for him because he is a special person. And he has an amazing brain and sense of humor. I just love hanging out with him, ”stated Penelope.
Almodóvar is greater than a director, he sees Almodóvar as a part of his household. But it surely means one thing completely different to her on set.
“He’s the teacher, so being there, really listening and experiencing his creative process and his learning, is the best school he can have. I am also very happy with the result of the film. I think he made a masterpiece … a very nice movie so I’m really honored to be a part of it, ”remarked Penelope.
The Oscar-winning star added that she can not think about her life or profession with out the director.
“He’s been with us for 25 years of my life, maybe even longer, even in my childhood when I didn’t know him. But I grew up watching movies and admiring him and thinking, ‘Why isn’t this guy the president of our country?’ You know what I thought when I was a kid. And then to meet him and work with him so often is a very great blessing for me, ”he added.
Almodóvar in the meantime spoke of the magic of his collaboration: “It is very important for me to work with Penelope, on the one hand because I absolutely believe in her talent and also because she believes blindly in me and that gives me incredible strength with her to work, ”stated the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
The 2-hour “Mothers Parallel” begins in cinemas within the USA on December twenty fourth.
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