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Our Pedro Almodóvar retrospective opens tomorrow!

Our Pedro Almodóvar film series opens tomorrow! Oscar-winning writer and director Pedro Almodóvar has established himself as one of the most distinctive voices in cinema with works that mix camp, melodrama, and humor to explore themes of transgression, desire, and identity. Info and tickets here.

[Los abrazos rotos (Broken Embraces). 2009. Spain. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics]

“…My education was living life — but living life included reading books, going to the cinema, sometimes twice a day, going to bed early, so I could get up and continue writing the next day, looking out the window, and watching life happen. All this enabled me to tell stories.”

Pedro Almodóvar reflects on his life as an artist during an on-stage conversation with Raj Roy, MoMA’s Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film. Our film retrospective, Pedro Almodóvarruns through December 17.

Watch a longer excerpt on our YouTube channel.


I’m the cunt you married. The only time you liked yourself was when you were trying to be someone this cunt might like. I’m not a quitter, I’m that cunt. I killed for you; who else can say that? You think you’d be happy with a nice Midwestern girl? No way, baby! I’m it.