MADRID — Spain's film academy said on Thursday it has picked veteran director Pedro Almodovar's latest drama Pain and Glory to represent the country at the Oscars.
|Veteran director Pedro Almódovar (left)'s latest drama Pain and Glory featuring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas to represent the country at the Oscars. — Photo AFP|
The film, a semi-autobiographical story featuring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas about an aging Spanish director plagued by physical and psychological frailty who revisits childhood memories, will compete with other global entries for a nomination as Best International Feature Film.
The five nominations for the category that
Almodovar, who won the Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival last month, has already picked up two Oscars
The 69-year-old has directed 21 feature films, including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!