By Nicole Newman | Jan 29, 2020


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With a filmography that spans nearly 40 years, Almodo has always been consistent with his memorable, outspoken, and nuanced female leads.

Almodo's film "Julieta" poignantly explores female agency when one woman reconciles her present situation with her past decisions. 


A woman's journey


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In Volver, we see Almodo explore female identity: the layers, the emotions, the influences on a woman's decision-making process.


Female Identity


Almodo famously makes movies about movies as a way to explore the complexity of identity for women. Women have always been understood through someone else's lens or medium.

Why Identity?

“His work is his love letter to women. It's his love letter to cinema.”

Almodo on Penny Cruz

All About My Mother explores why women act, who they act for, and how they perform.

All about my mother

Women Who Act


The film moves around characters who are melodramatic. Their real hardships are punctuated by moments of seeming parody. Almodo examines the convention of acting in our daily lives.

Real vs. Unreal

“The films he makes are a reflection of himself, and this is how he sees women.”

Almodo on Cecilia Roth

The observer of women

La Frances Hui said: “Almodo is someone who is very beloved by female actresses. He has an unusual ability to observe women with a sense of empathy.

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