Pedro Almodóvar’s Madres paralelas to open Venice Movie Competition

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The Venice Worldwide Movie Competition will kick off its 78th version in September with the premiere of Pedro Almodóvar’s movie Madres paralelas. Organizers mentioned Monday that the movie about two, single and pregnant ladies starring Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit and Israel Elejalde will debut as a part of the competitors slate on Sept. 1.

Almodóvar has a protracted historical past with the oldest movie pageant on this planet and mentioned in a written assertion that he was “born as a movie director in 1983 in Venice.” In 2019, he was given the Competition’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

“I can’t clarify the enjoyment and the honour, and the way a lot this implies to me with out falling into complacency,” Almodóvar continued. “I’m very grateful to the pageant for this recognition and hope to be as much as it”.

Competition director Alberto Barbera mentioned the movie is, “An intense and delicate portrait of two ladies as they take care of a being pregnant with unpredictable penalties, ladies’s solidarity, and sexuality that’s skilled in full freedom and with out hypocrisy, all towards the backdrop of a mirrored image on the ineluctable want for fact that’s to be unwaveringly pursued.”

The Venice Worldwide Movie Competition is scheduled to run by Sept. 11 on the sleepy seashore island Lido.

The pageant will even host the premiere of Denis Villeneuve’s anticipated adaptation of Dune, starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, in addition to David Gordon Inexperienced’s Halloween Kills along with a lifetime achievement award for star Jamie Lee Curtis.

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