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Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) opens Pedro Almodovar retrospective

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) celebrates of the career of internationally renowned Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar rom July 21 to September 2, 2012.

The program includes Almodóvar’s first feature, Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom 1980, which was adapted from a photo-novella the director published in an underground Madrid zine. It explores female resilience and solidarity, themes that would reappear throughout his career.

Among the award winning films screening in the retrospective are his breakthrough international works What Have I Done to Deserve This? 1984 and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988.

Almodóvar went on to attract even wider recognition, and notoriety, for Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 1990, starring Antonio Banderas, and Kika 1993, with Victoria Abril.

His close working relationship with another actress, Penélope Cruz, would begin with Live Flesh 1997 and continue with All About My Mother 1999 and the highly regarded Volver 2006.

In 2011, he reunited with Banderas for The Skin I Live In, which incorporated elements of horror into his usual milieu of flamboyant melodrama.

Among dozens of other international film awards and nominations, Pedro Almodóvar has won ten Spanish Goya Awards, two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe and three awards from the Cannes International Film Festival,

Pedro Almodóvar screens Friday and Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoons.

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