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The teaser trailer for celebrated and profilic director Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz’s newest collaboration, Los abrazos rotos aka Broken Embraces has hit the web! Watch it here or after the cut. While the teaser doesn’t reveal much, it’s mystery and stunning imagery will haunt and interest you for sure. LQ Screencaptures follow accordingly. (Will replace if a better version is released.)
Exact details on the film are still scant but Almodóvar has stated that the film will resemble a 1950s American film noir but will be set in the 1990s.
“Penélope’s character in my film lives two very different, almost opposing, lives, that naturally must be characterized, among other things, by very different hairstyles. In the first characterisation, Penélope is brunette, serious, hurt, pursued by fatality, a fighter with no luck, a fallen angel. A woman taken from a 50s thriller and transferred to the 90s. In the other facet of the character, she appears as blonde, light, pop, naïve, outrageous, exultant.” – Pedro Almodóvar
The film will be released in March of this year in Spain and will have limited release in the U.S. starting in November of 2009.
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A few days ago the British Academy Film Awards 2009 were held at the Royal Opera House in London, UK. Penélope Cruz picked up Best Supporting Actress and wore a dress by Azzedine Alaia gown with Chopard jewels and opted for her hair in high updo hairstyle, showing of newly cropped bangs. Honestly not loving the look, but congrats to Miss Cruz on her most deservered win and thats whats important afterall!
I’ve now added HQ pictures and screencaps of Pe and her win, enjoy!
Penélope Cruz is featured in the NY Times Great Performances portfolio. She’s being honored with a feature for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Click on the link to listen to the commentary about her shoot.
For the issue, actors were photographed with little make-up and hairstyling and with candid imagery. Cruz was photographed on the set of Nine, she’s seen rehearsing a dance number for the very first time! She’s also snapped back in New York before what would become her Gotham Award win. The images are stunning; just candid and gorgeous!
Other celebrities featured include Kate Winslet (honored for The Reader and Revolutionary Road), Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder and Iron Man), Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon). Winslet is on the cover.
Penélope Cruz has also been featured in several past portfolios for the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue. For the years 2000, 2001, 2007 and this year.
Miss Cruz was in Rome a few days ago filming scenes for Nine. She looked cute having fun on set with Daniel Day Lewis!
At the Oscar Nominees Luncheon, the entire group of nominees were photographed together. Penélope Cruz was seen in two, one with everyone where she is seen by Anne Hathaway and Taraji P. Henson and one with all of the supporting actress nominees including Viola, Davis, Marisa Tomei, Henson and Amy Adams.
The upcoming issue of Vanity Fair features the annual Hollywood issue. Vanity Fair unveiled some of the images today and they are directors and their muses. Miss Cruz was photographed in a beautiful photo by Annie Leibovitz.
PENÉLOPE CRUZ and WOODY ALLEN, The Odd Couple
One film together: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
The archetypal Woody woman might be the over-educated, over-therapized yammerer—exemplified by Diane Keaton’s characters in Annie Hall and Manhattan—but another type of woman has also recurred in his work: the smoldering, emotionally volatile knockout. Think of Charlotte Rampling in Stardust Memories, Scarlett Johansson in Match Point, or, from Allen’s masterful short story “Retribution,” the Wasp goddess Connie Chasen, possessed of a “lewd, humid eroticism” and a body “the envy of a Vogue model.” In Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Cruz takes on this assignment and then some—throwing in bits of Béatrice Dalle in Betty Blue and Emmanuelle Seigner in Bitter Moon for good measure. As María Elena, the tousled, pouty, impossibly sexy ex-wife of Javier Bardem’s painter character, Cruz is a whirlwind of carnality and psychosis. “You are de meesing ingredient,” she tells her ex’s new lover, an American naïf played by Johansson. “I get thees warm feeling when I hear you both locked in passion every night.” With Allen pulling the strings, you just know it’s not going to end well. Photographed at the Carlyle hotel, in New York City.
Miss Cruz is quite the jet setter these days. Today she’s in Hollywood, California for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon.
Madrid native Penélope Cruz picked a Goya for her role as supporting actress in the English-language Vicky Cristina Barcelona, the same role that earned her an Oscar nomination. The Goya Awards are known as “The Spanish Oscars”.
“I’ve always been a fan of Woody Allen, and that my peers honor me for a Spanish film made by him makes me very happy,” she said. “Thanks, Woody, for believing in me.”
Miss Cruz was ravishing in a floor length lace gown. Her sister Monica was also at the event.
In London recently was a private screening for Vicky Cristina Barcelona Private. Here are some photos of Cruz at the event.
Here are some photos of Penélope Cruz in a body-hugging silhouette in black velvet Alaia.
Here are pictures from The 2009 Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Penélope Cruz was honored at SBIFF 2009 with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award on Saturday, January 24, at the Arlington Theatre.
Penélope Cruz sizzles alongside sister Monica in a stunning new shoot for Mango’s Spring/Summer ’09 collection.
The sisters – who have done several advertisements with the high street store – pose for their new limited collection Penélope & Mónica Cruz for MNG.
The Cruz sisters show off their stylish new range of Japanese influenced, kimono styles and blazer-trouser combos.