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Auteur Cinema: Pedro Almodóvar

Register for this Summer 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.

Pedro Almodóvar is one of the most critically-acclaimed European auteurs of current Spanish cinema. He has explored many film genres throughout his career using key themes such as desire, the body, family, women and motherhood, death, and identity construction. As a Spanish director, Almodovar has also reflected on Spanish historical memories while referring to other national cinemas such as Classical Hollywood or the French New Wave. In this six-week course, we will watch and analyze six major films of his career and how some of his themes and aesthetics overlap to embrace an Almodovarian universe. Films may include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Volver, Pain and Glory, and Parallel MothersSummer 2023 tuition is $599.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A familiarity with Almodovar’s most critically acclaimed films
  • Knowledge about Almodovar’s background and influences
  • An understanding of different film genres and how they are reflected in Almodovar’s films

Ideal for

  • Movie buffs
  • Media and culture professionals
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.