By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Sony Pictures Classics Consummates Entire Almodóvar Film Library

 

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES THE REST OF PEDRO ALMODÓVAR’S FILM LIBRARY AND DATES JULIETA FOR DECEMBER 21

NEW YORK (August 8, 2016) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today they have acquired the rest of Pedro  full library of films including PEPI, LUCI, BOM; LABYRINTH OF PASSION; DARK HABITS; WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?; HIGH HEELS and KIKA.  Additionally, Almodóvar’s 20th film, JULIETA, will be released in theaters on December 21.

 

The full library of films includes PEPI, LUCI, BOM; LABYRINTH OF PASSION; DARK HABITS; WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS?; MATADOR; LAW OF DESIRE; WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN; HIGH HEELS; KIKA; THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET; LIVE FLESH; ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER; TALK TO HER; BAD EDUCATION; VOLVER; BROKEN EMBRACES; THE SKIN I LIVE IN and I’M SO EXCITED!.

 

JULIETA, based on short stories by Nobel laureate Alice Munro, is about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It is also about fate, guilt complexes and that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed.  JULIETA has received acclaim for its rich storytelling and supreme design as well as great performances led by Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez and Rossy de Palma.  It debuted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

 

ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.  Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 32 Academy Awards® (28 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 159 Academy Award® nominations (133 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for WHIPLASH, AMOURMIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATIONCAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

 

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/.

 

One Response to “Sony Pictures Classics Consummates Entire Almodóvar Film Library”

  1. Daniella Isaacs says:

    No mention of “Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down!” That would be a key omission.

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