In Uncategorized on November 21, 2009 at 7:31 am

In BROKEN EMBRACES, Penelope Cruz with this latest, deliriously movie-mad offering by Pedro Almodovar, enters that rarefied realm of extra-special muses who have inspired our greatest directors since cinema’s earliest beginnings:

Gish and Griffith

Dietrich and von Sternberg

Setsuko Hara and Ozu

Anna Karina and Godard

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen.

and before, Penelope, there was Carmen Maura and Pedro Almodovar

Gong Li and Zhang Yimou

of course, these intense relationships can have negative as well as positive effects, as when Zhang Yimou’s daughter recently accused Gong Li of “ruining her childhood” (see story here):

Here’s my review of BROKEN EMBRACES in FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL; just click on the link below

COPYRIGHT: davidnoh2009

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