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PARALLEL MOTHERS [MADRES PARALELAS] – Alberto Iglesias

February 15, 2022 1 comment

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

While many people cite Spielberg and Williams, Fellini and Rota, Hitchcock and Herrmann, or Zemeckis and Silvestri as some of the greatest long-term director-composer collaborations in cinema history, for lovers of Spanish cinema the prime pairing is between Pedro Almodóvar and Alberto Iglesias. After having worked with Bernard Bonezzi during the early part of his career, and then flirting with composers like Ryuichi Sakamoto and Ennio Morricone, Almodóvar first hired Iglesias for The Flower of My Secret in 1995, and they have worked together on every film since. Their collaboration includes such acclaimed titles as All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Volver, The Skin I Live In, and Pain and Glory, 12 films and counting. Six of Iglesias’s 11 Goya Awards have been for his work on Almodóvar’s films, and every time a new one is announced it is met with great anticipation. The surprising thing about this is that, by and large, I haven’t really liked any of them. Read more…