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Strong female characters

With a filmography that spans nearly 40 years, Almodo has always been consistent with his memorable, outspoken, and nuanced female leads.

Almodo's film "Julieta" poignantly explores female agency when one woman reconciles her present situation with her past decisions. 


A woman's journey



Adriana Ugarte was ultimately chosen to play Julieta for her nuanced portrayal of youth, independence, and female freedom. 

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“ I wanted to portray a woman exploring life and making decisions on her own terms.”

Almodo on Adriana Ugarte

In Volver, we see Almodo explore female identity: the layers, the emotions, the influences on a woman's decision-making process.


Female Identity


Almodo famously makes movies about movies as a way to explore the complexity of identity for women. Women have always been understood through someone else's lens or medium.

Why Identity?

“His work is his love letter to women. It's his love letter to cinema.”

Almodo on Penny Cruz

All About My hobbys explores why women act, who they act for, and how they perform.

All about my Hobbys

The film moves around characters who are melodramatic. Their real hardships are punctuated by moments of seeming parody. Almodo examines the convention of acting in our daily lives.

Real vs. Unreal

“The films he makes are a reflection of himself, and this is how he sees women.”

Almodo on Cecilia Roth