by The Associated Press Posted Jun 14 2019 6

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 14, 2019 6:09 am PDT ROME — The Spanish Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement by the Venice Film Festival.The decision from the board of the Biennale di Venezia, follows a proposal by the festival’s director, Alberto Barbera.Almodovar, whose film credits include 1999’s All About My Mother and 2002’s Talk to Her , said Friday he has good memories of Venice, where he made his international debut in 1983: “This Lion is going to become my pet, along with the two cats I live with.”Barbera praised Almodóvar as “the greatest and most influential Spanish director since Buñuel” and “a filmmaker who has offered us the most multifaceted, controversial, and provocative portraits of post-Franco Spain.”The 76th Venice Film Festival runs Aug. 28 to Sept. 7.The Associated Press Almodovar to receive Venice Film Festival career achievementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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