Pedro Almodovar

Film: Cannes Report

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

Wearable clothes - a novelty for Fashion Week?

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.

DVD: Broken Embraces, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

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.

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Broken Embraces (15)

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.

Edinburgh prefers blondes

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

Party Of The Week: London embraces a Spanish invasion for Broken

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.