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La Mala Educacion (Bad Education) - Preview



Preview by: Jack Foley

SPANISH director, Pedro Almodovar, is to create a first for the Spanish film industry, by having his latest release open this year’s Cannes Film Festival, in May.

La Mala Educacion (Bad Education) has been selected for the honour, which many had thought might go to Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Volume 2, especially as he has been chosen to head this year’s jury.

The film, Bad Education, tells of two boys and a priest, in a Roman Catholic school, in Spain, in the 1960s, who are then reunited about a decade later. It is currently in post-production.

 

The director, himself, says he is giddy with excitement at the prospect of opening the showpiece event, adding that it made him ‘feel more like a teenager than an adult’.

As with any new movie from the Spanish artist, his latest work is being greeted with major anticipation, particularly as his last work, the excellent Talk To Her, won him the best screenplay Oscar last year.

Almodovar is no stranger to Cannes success, either, as he took the best director honour at the festival, in 1999, for All About My Mother.

"Opening the Cannes festival marks the peak of the honeymoon that I've been living with the French public for years," he commented.

The film will kick off the 57th annual festival on May 12, but it is not yet clear whether it will be in competition for the Palme d'Or.

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