Spanish Cinema

El Bar – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Álex de la Iglesia’s frisky, single-set survival thriller from Spain loses its steam after an impressive opening act.

The Queen of Spain – first look review

By Adam Lee Davies

Penélope Cruz stars in this frolicsome love letter to Spanish cinema’s golden age from director Fernando Trueba.

Pedro Almodóvar to head up the Jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival

By Little White Lies

The iconic Spanish filmmaker will serve as President of the main competition jury for the first time.

Spanish master Luis García Berlanga finally gets his dues

By Adam Cook

The director’s 1963 film The Executioner is getting a home video release courtesy of the Criterion Collection.

A guide to the early films of Pedro Almodóvar

By Matt Thrift

With the Spanish maestro back in action we take a look back at his formative years.

Julieta

By David Jenkins

Pedro Almodóvar is back to his very best with this beautiful, quietly devastating portrait of a broken woman.

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Beyond Pedro – seven great Spanish films you need to see

By Stephen Puddicombe

Before you see Almodóvar’s latest seek out these lesser seen Spanish gems.

Does Pedro Almodóvar have all the best movie posters?

By David Jenkins

Check out 10 of the Spanish maestro’s most flamboyant, exuberant and downright gaudy posters.

Watch a striking clip from Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta

By Little White Lies

The latest from the Spanish master is a complex, brilliantly made tale of estrangement and grief.

Julieta – first look review

By David Jenkins

Pedro Almodóvar is back to his peak with this sumptuous and remarkably subtle Cannes competition entry.

Why I love Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

By Mathilde Dumazet

In anticipation of Pedro Almodóvar’s new film Julieta, revisit the Spanish director’s liberating 1988 gem.

Watch the first trailer for Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta

By Little White Lies

If you trust trailers, then this one confirms that Spain’s finest director has returned to doing what he does best.

I’m So Excited!

By David Jenkins

Pedro Almodóvar returns with a gaudy, mile-high sex romp that harks back to his trashy formative years.

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The Skin I Live In

By Adam Woodward

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is an intoxicating elixir of dark fantasy, sick obsession and all-consuming desire.

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Broken Embraces

By Sophie Ivan

This paean to classic cinema will keep your average cineaste and ardent Almodóvarite entertained playing spot-the-reference.

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