Spain finally honors Almodóvar's Bad Education
Pedro Almodóvar has finally received an award in Spain for Bad Education. The film, which was passed over for The Sea Inside as Spain's entry for the Oscars, received a Buñuel's Razor award as the best Spanish movie of 2004. The film is about a man haunted by an abusive priest from his childhood.
"Bad Education was a movie I had wanted to make for a long time. For some reason I had left it year after year, and now that I've done it I feel I've lifted a weight off me," Almodóvar said. He received the award at Tuesday night's ceremony from Penélope Cruz, who appeared in his 1999 film, All About My Mother.
"This award is significant and important because it is the only one that I have received in Spain for Bad Education," said Almodóvar, who won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for 2002's Talk to Her. The filmmaker is preparing to shoot his new movie, Volver, a comedy about three women from the same family seeking a better life, starring Cruz and Carmen Maura. Shooting was expected to begin July 18, his production house said.