Pedro Almodóvar Focuses on Himself in a New Book

Taschen, the maker of highly covetable art books, has a new addition to their filmmaker series. Having already created testaments to visually stunning directors Stanley Kubrick and Ingmar Bergman, The publishing house has chosen none other than Pedro Almodóvar to honor with his own archive. The Spanish director of Talk to Her, Volver, and Broken Embraces has written a book about his films, comprising over 400 pages and 600 images, including his latest, The Skin I Live In.


Taschen has been given complete access to the independent director’s archives, so expect plenty of scintillating tidbits about longtime collaborator Penelope Cruz and vibrant stills from his extensive canon of work, of which Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is probably the best-known. Naomi Campbell’s recent V Spain cover featured her tied up with her mouth duct-taped shut, and while many have imagined the supermodel in similar scenarios, she claimed she would only permit such an act for an issue dedicated to Pedro Almodóvar. If that’s not enough of a reason to reserve a copy of The Pedro Almodóvar Archives, we’re not sure what is.

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