Pedro Almodóvar Goes Uncharacteristically Simple for 'Julieta'

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The New Yorker has published an extensive profile of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar whose latest film, Julieta, is a departure from the wild and comedic nature of his previous films. Julieta, which is based on three stories by Alice Munro, tells a quieter story of a woman who is abandoned by her daughter.

“It is a very different movie from my others. I imposed sobriety and compression every day of the shoot. It was deliberate.” says Almodóvar “I had thought to have more movement of the camera, but when I was filming them in closeup I saw no reason to move it. When I speak of ‘simplify,’ I also mean technical simplicity.” 

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