Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's work is an endless source of inspiration. One of Spain's most famous filmmakers, Almodovar's prolific career began in the late 1970s. Over the years, his films have come to be known for their transgressive nature. A 2016 New Yorker profile of the filmmaker by D.T. Max explains that Almodovar's early films "featured transvestites, transgender people, bondage…and sex. His stories blurred the lines between gay and straight, coerced and consensual, comedy and melodrama, the funny and repulsive, high and low art." Almodovar's artistic style has evolved over the years, but he continues to make extraordinary films that tell fascinating, wacky, real human stories, often female-centric, with beautiful and compelling visuals.
While we're nowhere near being Almodovar completists (although all of his films are on our endlessly growing "to-watch" list), we love Almodovar's aesthetic and sensibility—from the costumes to the interiors, to the visual consideration of every shot—his films are filled with incredible beauty. He uses the color red expertly, and often layers patterns and colors in beautiful ways. The aesthetic always complements character development and the human, emotional stories Almodovar is telling.
Some visual inspiration from the endlessly fascinating films of Pedro Almodovar ->
Quote: "Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for that reason they are much more spectacular to talk about. I don't know why I am more interested in women, because I don't go to any psychiatrists, and I don't want to know why."