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Pedro Almodóvar Recalls a Scandalous Dinner with Madonna in His Latest Quarantine Essay

Pedro Almodóvar Recalls a Scandalous Dinner with Madonna in His Latest Quarantine Essay

Editor’s note: Like much of the world, Madrid is currently engaged in social distancing practices and self-isolation. That includes the city’s most celebrated filmmaker, Pedro Almodovar, who been writing essays documenting his experiences and the memories that have come up as a result. This is the latest installment, provided to IndieWire by the filmmaker and translated into English by Mar Diestro-Dópido. Read the previous one here.

On Monday night, as the new hardened measures for the current quarantine were being announced, I started feeling symptoms of claustrophobia for the first time. They’ve come up late, as I’ve been suffering from claustrophobia and agoraphobia for a while; I know they are opposite pathologies, but my body is paradoxical, it is one of its characteristics, it always has been.

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