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
years Cannes Film Festival, in May.
La Mala Educacion (Bad Education) has been selected for the honour,
which many had thought might go to Quentin Tarantinos Kill
Bill: Volume 2, especially as he has been chosen to head this
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
"Opening the Cannes festival marks the peak of the honeymoon
that I've been living with the French public for years,"
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