Pedro Almodovar, Filmmaker, Honored in London

Posted: Dec. 26th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given tribute to Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodvar during a retrospective held in London. Famous for his unique and often bizarre creative style, Almodovar was surprised by the honor which included mention from numerous colleagues including the famous writer and director Quentin Tarantino.

Iconoclastic director Pedro Almodovar was hailed by Hollywood on Thursday at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences retrospective in London.

The Spanish filmmaker received tributes from colleagues and admirers, including fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, screenwriter Peter Morgan and fellow director Stephen Frears — who praised Almodovar's "transgressive, inventive" spirit.

Quentin Tarantino, in a video message, said Almodovar was the contemporary director he admired most.

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