Spanish actress Penelope Cruz received the Volpi Cup for greatest actress on the 78th Venice Movie Competition this Saturday for her work in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Parallel Mothers”, turning into the primary Hispanic to take action.
The actress claimed that this award is “one hundred percent” from Almodóvar: “I adore you,” he stated from the stage of the Lido Cinema Palace.
“Thank you for trusting me, for inspiring me in the search for truth on and off the set, for your impeccable ethical work, very difficult to find in these crazy days, for your dedication to detail, you have created magic again and I am proud to be part of it, “Cruz stated.
Penelope Cruz on the set of “Parallel Mothers” with Pedro Almodóvar. Photograph: Télam.
She devoted the award to your entire solid of the movie, to her husband Javier Bardem, current on the gala, to their kids, Luna and Leo, and in addition to the “parallel mothers of his life”: his mom Encarna, his ” best teacher and friend “and her mother-in-law Pilar Bardem, who not too long ago handed away and who she stated did” a lot “for Spanish actors and actresses.
The Madrid actress competed twice, since he additionally participated, within the official part, within the comedy “Official competition”, by the Argentines Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat.
It’s not solely his first Volpi Cup but additionally the primary time this award goes to a Hispanic actress. Earlier than her, he was received by performing heavyweights reminiscent of Bette Davis, Vivien Leigh, Sophia Loren, Cate Blanchet, Tilda Swinton, Julianne Moore or Olivia Colman.
Probably the most worldwide Spanish actress and the primary Spanish actress to win an Oscar for “Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona” (2008) by Woody Allen, recalled as she handed by way of this version of the Mostra that the primary time she got here to the competition was with “Jamón, jamón “(1992) by Bigas Luna, who received the Silver Lion for greatest director for that work.
Nominated twice for an Oscar – for “Volver” (2006) and for the musical “Nine” (2009) – she additionally has in her private monitor document the award for greatest actress on the Cannes Competition for “Volver”, in that case shared with the remainder of the feminine protagonists of the movie.
Almodóvar’s fetish actress, Cruz labored for the primary time with him in “Carne tremula” (1997) and since then they’ve shot a complete of six movies collectively, to these talked about are added “Todo sobre mi madre” (1999), “Los abrazos rotos “(2009),” Pain and glory “(2019) and a small look in” Passenger Lovers “(2013).
Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar, Milena Smit and Aitana Sanchez Gijon on the opening ceremony of the Venice Movie Competition. Photograph: efe
In “Parallel Mothers”, a movie that intersects the theme of motherhood and historic reminiscence in Spain, Cruz offers life to Janis, one of many two main girls -the different is Milena Smit- who coincide giving delivery to their kids within the hospital, which creates a particular bond between them.
As well as, Janis, an expert photographer raised by her grandmother, is set to satisfy her final want and discover the stays of her great-grandfather shot and buried in a gutter initially of the struggle.
With info from EFE.