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Pedro Almodovar to Receive World Cinema Achievement Honor at European Film Awards

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood September 16, 2013 at 2:39PM

The European Film Academy will honor 63-year-old Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar with the European Achievement in World Cinema award at the upcoming 26th annual European Film Awards ceremony, to be held on December 7 in Berlin, Germany.
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The European Film Academy will honor 63-year-old Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar with the European Achievement in World Cinema award at the upcoming 26th annual European Film Awards ceremony, to be held on December 7 in Berlin, Germany.

The ceremony will be streamed live on the EFA website

In 1988, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" brought Almodovar international recognition, and he received the Best Young Film award at the first European Film Awards. His body of work includes "Talk to Her," "Volver," "Bad Education," "All About My Mother," and this year's horniness-at-high-altitude comedy "I'm So Excited!"

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.