We remain nervous about the American awards prospects of Almodovar’s wonderfully moving 'i’m not dead yet but I kinda feel like it some times' autobiography, but at least in Spain, Pain & Glory is having a love-fest. This year the latest Almodóvar movie received 16 nominations, that's two more than even Volver got in its year. The Goya nominators did not spread the wealth. We're not sure if it was a weak year for Spanish cinema or if they just didn't look around much but the other two biggies, While at War and The Endless Trench, received 17 and 15 nominations respectively.
“Pain and Glory” (Pedro Almodóvar) “Out in the Open” (Benito Zambrano) “The Endless Trench” “Fire Will Come” (Oliver Laxe) “While at War” (Alejandro Amenábar)
You may recall that While at War was a finalist for Spain's Oscar submission this year...