Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar was born in La Mancha, Spain, in the '50s. At 17 he left home and moved to Madrid. His work at the National Telephone Company allowed him to buy his first Super-8mm camera. For 12 years he shared his job as administrative assistant with other multiple activities, which provided his real training as a filmmaker and as a person. He had the good fortune that it coincided with the explosion of the democratic Madrid, the period the world knew as La Movida. In 1980 he opened Pepi, Luci, Bom, a no-budget film. In 1986 he founded with his brother Agustín the production company El Deseo. Their first project together was Law of Desire. Since then, they have produced all of Pedro's films, including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, Talk to Her and Volver. He is currently working on his latest film, The Skin That I Inhabit.