Celebrating Penélope Cruz

Sat 06 Aug — Thu 01 Sep 2022

From a fledgling actress in the outrageous melodrama Jamón Jamón (1992) to her ripe performance in Parallel Mothers (2021), Penélope Cruz has come a long way. Cruz first made a splash in Spain, then sauntered into Hollywood and became a mainstream success. But it wasn’t until she was reunited with Pedro Almodóvar as Raimunda in Volver (2006) that she cemented herself as one of the most iconic stars of modern cinema.

The Garden Cinema dedicates August to Penélope Cruz. Come enjoy the Mediterranean air of Jamón Jamón (1992)the romantic angst of Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and – of course –  Almodóvar’s best work, featuring his muse Penélope.

Parallel Mothers 15

Spain, 2021, Pedro Almodóvar, 123m
Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and… Read More

All About My Mother 15

Spain, 1999, Pedro Almodóvar, 97m
This Oscar-winning melodrama, one of Pedro Almodóvar’s most beloved films, provides a dizzying, moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. In… Read More

Everybody Knows 15

Spain, 2018, Asghar Farhadi, 128m
Laura and her two children travel from Argentina to Spain to attend her sister's wedding. The joyful reunion soon turns tragic… Read More

Vicky Cristina Barcelona 12A

Spain, USA, 2008, Woody Allen, 92m
On holiday in Barcelona, two American women (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson) become infatuated with Spanish painter Juan (Javier Bardem) when… Read More

Official Competition - Preview 12A

Spain, 2021, Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat, 114m
Antonio Banderas' film star and Oscar Martínez’s stage actor vie for the attention of Penélope Cruz’s wayward director in this filmmaking… Read More

Volver 15

Spain, 2006, Pedro Almodóvar, 116m
An astonishing mix of comedy, melodrama, murder, and fantasy that manages to combine these genres into a fascinating story of mothers… Read More

Jamón Jamón 15

Spain, 1993, Bigas Luna, 93m
Provocative and amusing, Jamón Jamón's overheated melodrama is often its own reward. This is a perfect ride to take you through… Read More