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Pedro Almodovar Discusses Career Influences, Women’s Natural Acting Skills

by Georg Szalai.

Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother) shared insight into his key filmmaking influences and the status of his latest project here on Sunday night.

During the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ annual David Lean film lecture, entitled “The Cinema Inside Me,” he also discussed the role he sees for directors in the filmmaking process and society at large, why his films often feature strong female characters, particularly mothers, and why he grew up feeling that women have natural acting instincts.

He also signaled that one of the scripts that he has been having on his desk and that he has been working on is a genre/science fiction movie in the tradition of 1950s creations like The Creature From the Black Lagoon and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which he said he has a particular interest in.

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