|Pedro Almodóvar is honored with a major career retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York until December 17, 2016. The event opened with a special screening of Almódovar’s latest work Julieta (2016), to be released nationally on December 21, and includes all 20 of the director’s feature films, beginning with his first film Pepi, Luci, Bom, y otras chicas del montón (Pepi, Luci, Bom) from 1980.
Spanish director Almodóvar made his exuberant entry onto the film scene in 1980, riding a post-Franco countercultural wave in Spain, and established himself as one of the most distinctive voices in cinema.
|His genre-defying films mix camp, melodrama, and humor to explore themes of transgression, desire, and identity. Almodóvar has constructed a colorful universe inhabited by offbeat characters, fluid sexual and gender identities, and complex and singular women.