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iW NEWS | Sony Classics Embraces New Almodovar Film

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 2, 2008 at 4:25AM

Continuing their relationship with Pedro Almodovar, Sony Pictures Classics has announced the acquisition of Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces." The film, starring Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, and Blanca Portilla, is currently shooting in Madrid and the Canary Islands. The company describes the film as "a four-way tale of amour-fou, shot in the style of '50s American film noir at its most hard-boiled, and will mix references to works like Nicholas Ray's 'In A Lonely Place' and Vincente Minnelli's 'The Bad And The Beautiful', with signature Almodovar themes such as Fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers." In a statement, the company said, "'Broken Embraces' promises to be Almodovar's richest work to date. He has surpassed himself here by providing Penelope Cruz with TWO great roles for her to play! Every new Almodovar film presents us with fresh opportunities to expand his audience. To watch him grow as an artist and help him gain the popularity he deserves has been very fulfilling for us. Our adventures with Agustin and Pedro Almodovar have been enduring and it is a relationship that is the lifeblood of Sony Pictures Classics." [Eugene Hernandez]
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Continuing their relationship with Pedro Almodovar, Sony Pictures Classics has announced the acquisition of Pedro Almodovar's "Broken Embraces." The film, starring Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, and Blanca Portilla, is currently shooting in Madrid and the Canary Islands. The company describes the film as "a four-way tale of amour-fou, shot in the style of '50s American film noir at its most hard-boiled, and will mix references to works like Nicholas Ray's 'In A Lonely Place' and Vincente Minnelli's 'The Bad And The Beautiful', with signature Almodovar themes such as Fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers." In a statement, the company said, "'Broken Embraces' promises to be Almodovar's richest work to date. He has surpassed himself here by providing Penelope Cruz with TWO great roles for her to play! Every new Almodovar film presents us with fresh opportunities to expand his audience. To watch him grow as an artist and help him gain the popularity he deserves has been very fulfilling for us. Our adventures with Agustin and Pedro Almodovar have been enduring and it is a relationship that is the lifeblood of Sony Pictures Classics." [Eugene Hernandez]

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