Pedro Almodóvar made his exuberant entry onto the film scene in 1980 riding a post-Franco countercultural wave in Spain and establishing himself as one of the most distinctive voices in cinema. The creation of a new Spanish cultural and social order, Almodóvar’s genre-defying work mixes camp, melodrama, and humor to explore themes of transgression, desire, and identity. He has constructed a colorful universe inhabited by offbeat characters, fluid sexual and gender identities, and complex and singular women.
This month, MoMA host an exhibition to coincide with the release of Almodóvar’s 20th feature, Julieta (2016). The program includes all of his feature films, many presented by Almodóvar himself.