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Pedro Almodóvar Interview: ‘Julieta’ Director Tells IndieWire About His New Movie — Watch

Pedro Almodóvar Interview: ‘Julieta’ Director Tells IndieWire About His New Movie — Watch

Pedro Almodóvar’s dark mystery “Julieta” (December 21, Sony Pictures Classics) is Spain’s Oscar submission this year. After he introduced the Hitchcockian “tough drama” at Cannes, the storied Spanish auteur and Oscar-winner (original screenplay, “Talk to Her”) sat down with me to discuss Hitchcock, adapting Alice Munro, and the woman who was originally set to play the title character: Meryl Streep.

Check out highlights from our conversation and video below.

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“Hitchcock is always present,” said Almodóvar of the master of suspense’s influence on “Julieta,” including “Strangers on a Train.” “Even if I don’t think about him, he’s like the mother of the cinema.” Ditto Patricia Highsmith, the oft-adapted novelist whose books have provided a template for countless writers and filmmakers hoping to thrill their audiences.

The writer-director, who’s humble

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