Pedro Almodovar to be AFI Fest guest artistic director
Director Pedro Almodóvar will serve as the guest artistic director of the American Film Institute's 25th AFI Fest in Hollywood in November.
Almodóvar, the Spanish writer-director of such films as "All About My Mother," "Talk to Her" and "Volver," will present a screening of his film "Law of Desire," made 25 years ago. He also will curate a program of films that have inspired his work. Those films and other festival programming are to be announced in October.
The institute's festival is scheduled to run Nov. 3 to 10 at the Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Almodóvar's latest film, "The Skin I Live In," starring Antonio Banderas, opens in October.
-- Sherry Stern
Photo: Pedro Almodóvar. Credit: José Haro / El Deseo / Sony Pictures Classics