Saturday, November 14, 2009

Broken Embraces: Almodóvar and Cruz

The New York Times recently ran a story (titled Cinematic Soulmates) about the working relationship between writer-director Pedro Almodóvar and actress Penélope Cruz, and the article has a little bit of info about Almodóvar's new film, Broken Embraces, which I'm excited to see in a couple of weeks (opens Nov. 20th).

There is also a 2.5 minute video (an interview between the two) accompanying the article.

This is a charming tidbit:

The chemistry Mr. Almodóvar, 60, and Ms. Cruz, 35, share would almost seem romantic if he were not one of the world’s best-known openly gay directors and she were not linked in the tabloids to the actor Javier Bardem. (Asked if a wedding is in the works, she said, with a pleasant smile and eyes of cold steel: “You are a writer for The New York Times, yes? I think maybe you are not supposed to ask that kind of question.”) Their easy, affectionate rapport has developed over half of Ms. Cruz’s life — she was 17 the first time she met the director, who rejected her for the role of a 35-year-old woman in his 1993 comedy “Kika” but told her he’d call her in a few years.

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