Almodovar's latest is a creepy tale of surgery and obsession
It has been 20 years since Spain's finest last worked together. The Oscar-winning director tells James Mottram about the harrowing, Promethean tale that inspired their reunion
Cheerful and entertaining, joyful and uplifting – this year's Riviera jamboree has not dazzled, but it has delivered a rare crop of inventive cinema in which the story shines
A rambling Turkish philosophical thriller led the field, says Jonathan Romney
The British director Lynne Ramsay is leading an unprecedented charge by female directors at this year's Cannes Film Festival. This year's competition for the Palme d'Or prize features four women directors, the highest in the festival's64-year history.
As Mark Wahlberg and David O Russell score with their third collaboration, Leigh Singer celebrates top director/star combos
She's played everyone from feisty cockneys to the Iron Lady. As she hits the Oscar trail for the new Mike Leigh film, Lesley Manville tells Jonathan Romney about her catalogue of banned sex scenes and the cash that Matt Smith owes her
A new stage version of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown could be a musical too far, says Sarah Hughes
Stylish, wearable clothes which do not demand a model's body or a film star's lifestyle: that was what several designers delivered at London Fashion Week yesterday. British labels Betty Jackson and Richard Nicoll showed a luxe utility look for autumn and winter 2010, using practical or sports-inspired pieces in the finest fabrics.
One woman's driving accident is at the core of this mysterious exploration of Argentina, destined to become a classic
A love letter to all aspects of movie-making, Pedro Almodovar's latest is also a heightened, noirish melodrama revolving around an affair between a director (Lluis Homar) and the star of his new film (Penélope Cruz), who also happens to be the mistress of that film's producer.
Disowned by Morocco, unwanted in Spain: Anita Brooks reports on the plight of a Nobel-nominated activist
After a run of world-class films that began 10 years ago with All about My Mother, Pedro Almodóvar has slightly taken his foot off the pedal here.
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Denise Van Outen is a highlight on the Fringe this summer with 'Blondes', a joyfully camp cabaret show that celebrates the joys of being platinum
It's been quite a week of celebrating the new Pedro Almodovar film, Broken Embraces. The Spanish director and his star, Penelope Cruz, arrived for a special screening of the film, in association with The Independent, followed by an on-stage interview at the BFI Southbank on Saturday night.