1974 Film político (short) 1974 Dos putas
o historia de amor que termina en boda (short) 1975 La caída de Sódoma (short) 1975 Homenaje (short) 1975 El sueño
o la estrella (short) 1975 Blancor (short) 1976 Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (short) 1976 Sea caritativo (short) 1976 Muerte en la carretera (short) 1977 Sexo va
sexo viene (short) 1978 Salomé (short) 1978 Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! 1980 Pepi
Bom y otras chicas del montón 1982 Laberinto de pasiones 1983 Entre tinieblas 1984 ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!! 1986 Matador 1987 La ley del deseo 1988 Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios 1989 Bağla Beni 1991 Tacones lejanos 1993 Kika 1995 La flor de mi secreto 1997 Live Flesh 1999 All About My Mother 2002 Talk To Her 2004 Bad Education 2006 Volver 2009 La concejala antropófaga (short) 2009 Broken Embraces 2011 The skin I live in 2013 I am So Excited!
(Women At The Edge Of A Strike Of Nerves)
(What Have I Done to Deserve This?)
(Labyrinth of Passions)
(The Flower Of My Secret)
FILMS SHOWN IN FESTIVAL ON WHEELS
Pedro Almodovar was born in Calzada de Calvatra, La Mancha in 1949. In the late sixties he wrote comic strips, was a contributing writer to various underground magazines such as Star, Vibora, Vibraciones, etc. with stories and personal viewpoint articles. In the seventies he worked as an extra on a number of films and became involved in the prestigious independent Theatre Company, Los Galiardos. He began his filmmaking career with Super-8mm endeavors, taking on any and all types of genre. That was the only cinematic schooling he ever had. He continued writing stories that were occasionally published in collection volumes until 1980, when he made his grand debut on silver screen with a feature film. It inspired, to quote the director, "equal parts of admiration and repulsion from the critics and the public". After his third feature-length picture, Almodovar began to make a name for himself beyond Spain, first in the United States and then in Europe. With La Ley Del Deseo he virtually established himself as a recognized filmmaker the world over. Pedro Almodovar has since become Spain's hottest director and a filmmaker who succeeded to create waves around the world with an ever-growing cult following. This "enfant terrible" of the new cinema is a daring iconoclast, insolent and utterly unclassifiable; who adores mixing contradictory genres in his dynamic films designed to shock and is controversial. His flamboyant depictions of anarchist nuns, insouciant punks, love-struck homosexuals and frustrated housewives have created a sensation in a post-Franco Spain which had denied these images for years. His cartoon-like energy and wild, surrealist imagination have elicited comparisons to Luis Bunuel, Billy Wilder and John Waters, but finally Almodovar is a genuine original "auteur", perhaps a hysterical product of his times, but nonetheless invested with a singular and outrageous imagination all his own.