The Spanish movie PARALLEL MOTHERS, directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Penelope Cruz, elicited a nine-minute standing ovation at its screening on the opening night of the Venice Film Festival. Predictably, Cruz bagged the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress. That done, the Dream Team now sets its sights on the New York Film Festival and -- why not? -- the Academy Awards. It won't be the first time for the Team to win an Oscar either.
"Time was running short and Andorra was still on our schedule. Travelers in Spain often dash to the seacoast without stopping inside the peninsula to explore and even less to go to the Pyrenees during the summer. Perhaps the Pyrenees are not the ideal place to collect postcards of exotic villages or to be able to show off photos to like-minded friends. But for us it was an ideal vacation, and we remember the people, landscape and food with gusto."
Homes have been leveled, as have businesses, schools, retirement centers in a community of some 26,000 people. It will be a week before residents will be let back in to go through the devastation. Thousand Oaks, besides fighting fires, has been in the news because of the horrific shooting of 12 young people in a country-western nightclub called The Borderline Barri and Grill. California has seen its fair share of disasters and even the rich and famous have been affected this time.
It's Spring. Would someone please send a bouquet of dandelions to the White House de mi parte?
The Leaguers came away newly and deeply conscious of the awesome beauty of space exploration
At the next table a young fellow sat picking some succulent little morsels out of their shells. “Can I also have some snails,” I said
The gay couple blinked in the eyeball to eyeball stand-off – which was not a meek acceptance of homophobia. A week later there was a huge kiss-in in Madrid
Spanish is the U.S.A’s second language now. Here’s why.
A beautiful piece of nostalgia fast-forward to the current fashion on both sides of the Atlantic