Wondering who influenced Pedro Almodovar? This famous Spanish filmmaker has stirred up controversy all over Europe with his provocative films. For a classic example of a Pedro Almodovar movie, check out Volver, a film about Spanish culture as it it relates to death, family ties and family obligations. The protagonists in this film wrestle with superstition and obligations as they figure out who they are and what they believe.
Almodovar is quite forthcoming about how many filmmakers have influenced his work. Over the years, Almodovar has acknowledged the following influences: