The Visions of Penélope Cruz

She already felt a mystical connection with the director Pedro Almodóvar. For their seventh collaboration, “Parallel Mothers,” she gave her all, even collapsing after one scene.

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‘Parallel Mothers’ Review: Almodóvar’s Brutal, Beautiful World

The Spanish director finally confronts the legacy of his country’s political violence in his new film, starring Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit.

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Pedro Almodóvar Is Still Making Movies That Shock

He built his reputation with raunchy farces. But in his new film, “Parallel Mothers,” the 72-year-old dredges up his country’s most painful history.

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At the Venice Film Festival, Women Are the Focal Points of Several Movies

Films by or about women stood out at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, though they represented only a fraction of the titles showcased.

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Venice, Day 1: See the Almodóvar, Free the Nipple

The director was the toast of a glamorous dinner with Penélope Cruz, Isabelle Huppert and Denis Villeneuve, who talked about “Dune” as if he were a proud parent.

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The Cannes Film Festival Is Back, Lavish and Maskless

The opening-night ceremony included a five-minute standing ovation for the Adam Driver-Marion Cotillard musical “Annette.”

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2021 Oscars Nominations: Snubs and Surprises for Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and Jodie Foster

The two men are up for supporting actor in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a best picture candidate. So who was the star? And the Globes’ best supporting actress was shut out.

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