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La Pointe Courte (dir. Agnès Varda – 1955)
Persona (dir. Ingmar Bergman – 1966)
Love and Death (dir. Woody Allen – 1975)
Mulholland Dr. (dir. David Lynch – 2001)
Hable Con Ella (dir. Pedro Almodovar – 2002)
The Silence (dir. Ingmar Bergman – 1963)

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Pedro Almodóvar

 

“When I make a film, I never stop uncovering mysteries, making discoveries. When I’m writing, filming, editing, even doing promotional work, I discover new things about the film, about myself, and about others. That is what I’m subconsciously looking for when shooting a film: to glimpse the enigmas of life, even if I don’t resolve them, but at least to uncover them. Cinema is curiosity in the most intense meaning of the word.”

La Piel que Habito de Pedro Almodóvar

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Antonio Banderas in
The Skin I Live In

“When you work in a different language, your emotional state changes. In Spanish, my mother language, words not only have the meaning they have—they also have a personal meaning. For me, it is more difficult to say ‘Te quiero’ than ‘I love you.’”

Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque de Nervios

Perfect weather to make gazpacho. I’ve been feeling rather Pepa-ish lately, too, so it all fits.

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“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell

“Even people who work with me don´t know who I´m dating. I just don´t talk about it so that I won´t implicate others. Just because they´re dating someone famous doesn´t mean they have to lose their privacy. But am I involved? Yes. It´s nice to be wanted romantically, to be desired and, right now, I am.”

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