“Reality always filters through into my films, even when I try to reject it. It finds a crack to seep in through. The climate of the last four years in Spain has been of enormous unhappiness and even though I haven’t personally suffered from the harshness of the economic situation, I’m surrounded by people who have. I don’t think Julieta is a metaphor for Spain today but it’s no accident that my 80s films were much happier…In the last three years, I’ve suffered physical pain and great solitude….I know a lot about solitude.”
Stills from Julieta (2016, dir. Pedro Almodovar) Cinematography by Jean-Claude Larrieu
**Look at how the backgrounds/art interact with the costumes in each of these stills. Nearly every frame of Julieta is like this.