The filmmaker is grateful: "This Lion will become my pet along with my two cats. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for awarding me this prize, "the statement said.
Regarding this attribution, Alberto Barbera considers that "Almodóvar is not only the largest and most influential Spanish director since [Luis] Buñuel, but a filmmaker who offers multifaceted, controversial and provocative portraits of post-Franco Spain. "
The director adds that "Almodóvar stands out above all for painting incredibly original female portraits thanks to an exceptional empathy that allows him to represent his power, emotional richness and inevitable weaknesses with a rare and moving authenticity."
Pedro Almodóvar, who was born in Calzada de Calatrava, in the autonomous region of Castile-La Mancha, and at age 17 went to Madrid to study cinema, made films like "Bad Education", "The Skin Where I Live", "Julieta" Volver "," Women on the Verge of a Nerves Attack ", among others, and some of their productions were adapted for plays and musicals.
With "Everything About My Mother", 1999, Almodóvar won his first Oscar for Best Foreign Film and was honored as Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
Almodóvar returned to be awarded in the Oscars with "Speaks with her", of 2002, by the original argument of the film.
The film "Dor e Glória" came out this year and is the last production of Pedro Almodóvar with the actors António Banderas and Penélope Cruz in the main cast. It opens in Portugal on September 5th.