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BBC: Spain Honors Director Almodovar

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 18, 2006 at 1:4AM

Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar has won his country's prestigious Asturias Prize for art. The director, whose films include "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" and "All About My Mother," said he was "overwhelmed" by the honor. The annual prize is awarded in eight categories, including arts, science and international cooperation. Almodovar's latest film, Volver, which stars Penelope Cruz, is in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. BBC reports.
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Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar has won his country's prestigious Asturias Prize for art. The director, whose films include "Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown" and "All About My Mother," said he was "overwhelmed" by the honor. The annual prize is awarded in eight categories, including arts, science and international cooperation. Almodovar's latest film, Volver, which stars Penelope Cruz, is in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. BBC reports.