By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood December 4, 2012 at 3:54PM
The Motion Picture Academy will celebrate the career of Pedro Almodóvar at an intimate invite-only retrospective at London's Curzon Soho Cinema on December 13.
In addition to screening clips of his works, Almodovar will particupate in a conversation with Sir Christopher Frayling, alongside colleagues, family and friends such as Agustín Almodóvar, Stephen Frears, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alberto Iglesias, Peter Morgan, and Sally Potter. More on Almodovar's works and trailers of his films below.
Almodóvar was a significant figure in La movida madrileña, the pop culture movement of late '70s and early '80s Madrid. He made his first feature-length film, "Pepi, Luci, Bom," in 1980, but his breakthrough came in 1988 with the release of "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." Nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, it brought him international recognition and virtually secured worldwide releases for his subsequent works. In 1999 Almodóvar's "All about My Mother" won the Foreign Language Film Oscar, and in 2002 "Talk to Her" earned the filmmaker a Directing nomination as well as an Oscar for Original Screenplay. He has received numerous other accolades for films as diverse as "Live Flesh" (1997), "Bad Education" (2004), "Volver" (2006) and "The Skin I Live In" (2011).