Why should you see this movie with Penelope Cruz?

Spanish director Pedro Almódovar offers his favorite actress one of her best roles with broken hugs, broadcast this Sunday, July 24 by Arte from 8:55 p.m. Let’s see absolutely!

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The one who now calls himself Harry Caine (Lluis Homar) lives alone in Madrid. Blind for fourteen years following an accident, this former director has become a screenwriter. To help him on a day-to-day basis, his former head of production Judit García (Blanca Portillo) and his son, Diego (Tamar Novas). One night, Diego feels bad and is bedridden. Harry the day before and decides to tell him the story of him when he was still called Mateo Blanco and was madly in love with Lena (Penélope Cruz) whom he had turned into an actress. It was before the accident of him… Here is the release ofbroken hugsBroadcast this Sunday, July 24, starting at 8:55 p.m. on Arte and on Arte.tv.

Penelope Cruz at the top of her game in broken hugs

Selected in official competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, broken hugs Unfortunately, he was left empty-handed. It doesn’t matter because it is still one of Pedro Almódovar’s best films, a masterpiece for many, and it brings Penelope Cruz one of his prettiest roles, if not the prettiest. The one to whom Arte also dedicates a portrait, Penélope Cruz, reflections of passionIt literally bursts the screen. It looks magical, combining grace with mystery. The actress, who conquers her fans even with a simple photo of her when she was a child, is impressively beautiful. I have to say that Pedro Almodovar makes it a true declaration of love throughout this thriller with Hitchcockian accents and built like a puzzle.

broken hugs : a magnificent tribute to cinema

“I realize that it is the first time that I have made such an explicit declaration of love in the cinema; not in a particular sequence, but throughout a movie.” declared Pedro Almodovar when the movie is released. Because in addition to the virtuosity of his actress, whom he sublimates as he has done many times with her actresses, with broken hugs the Spanish director pays authentic homage to American comedies such as sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and, even stronger, to his own cinema. Starting with the feature film that he makes the character of Mateo Blanco before the cameras. A film within a film loosely inspired by Women at the edge of a nervous attack made by Pedro Almodovar in 1988. By the way, the scenes were shot in the same place where the Spanish director had filmed 20 years earlier. “The experience was so fruitful that I wrote and shot more sequences than necessary, which I couldn’t include in the final cut because of the tone that didn’t match the main story and that would have been weird. I already suspected it when I shot them, but I couldn’t resist the temptation. Fortunately, there will be the DVD.“, concluded the filmmaker.

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