With the Cannes Film Festival just finished, the rest of the film competitions in Europe are putting the batteries in their programming. Today the Venice Film Festival has announced that Pedro Almodóvar will inaugurate the 78th edition of the festival with his latest film, Parallel Mothers. In addition, it will not do it out of competition: it will aspire to the Golden Lion, as announced today by the organizers of the contest, which will be held from September 1 to 11.
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“I was born as a director in Venice in 1983 in the section Mezzogiorno Mezzanotte and 38 years later they chose me to inaugurate the Mostra. I can not express the joy, the honor of what this represents for me without falling into self-pity, “said the filmmaker in statements to EFE.
The truth is that the La Mancha filmmaker is already a regular at the Venetian contest. This will be the third consecutive year that he has set foot in the Italian city: in 2019 he was awarded the honorary Golden Lion for his entire career, and last year he premiered there, together with Tilda Swinton, his latest work to date: the medium-length film The human voice. Now the author of Pain and glory you can aspire to the Golden Lion with this latest film.
Parallel mothers, which has a stellar cast formed among others by Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Rossy de Palma, will be released commercially in Spanish theaters on September 10.