20. Is There a French Almodóvar?

  1. Marvin D'Lugo and
  2. Kathleen M. Vernon
  1. Jean-Claude Seguin

Published Online: 21 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118325360.ch20

A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar

A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar

How to Cite

Seguin, J.-C. (2013) Is There a French Almodóvar?, in A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar (eds M. D'Lugo and K. M. Vernon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118325360.ch20

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405195829

Online ISBN: 9781118325360



  • Almodóvar;
  • filmography;
  • France;
  • Spanish director;
  • Volver


The current importance of Almodóvar has been growing from year to year, not only in Spain, but also in countries that have discovered his work. Among these, there is no doubt that France is, if not the first, then one of the first to pay serious attention to this auteur. Many questions arise then around the distribution and reception of the Spanish director in France, and also about his filmography. This chapter will deal specifically with these questions. It attempts to demonstrate the difference in reactions of Spanish and French audiences in the case of Volver, above all, in the comic scenes.