Pedro Almodvar Caballero is a Spanish film director, screenwriter, producer and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrilea, a cultural renaissance that followed the death of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. His first few films characterised the sense of sexual and political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established his own film production company, El Deseo, with his younger brother Agustn Almodvar, responsible for producing all of his films since Law of Desire ,
Pedro Almodvar Caballero was born onSeptember 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, a small rural town of Almagro, Ciudad Real, a province of CastileLa Mancha in Spain. He was born into a family of four children and has two older sisters, Antonia and MaraJess, and one brother Agustn. His father, Antonio Almodvar, was a winemaker, and his mother, Francisca Caballero, who died in 1999, was a letter reader and transcriber for illiterate neighbours.