MoMA de NY homenajea a la actriz española Penélope Cruz

El Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York rindió anoche un homenaje a la actriz española Penélope Cruz como «artista de importancia global», en una gala en la que la intérprete lució un impresionante vestido rojo de Chanel.

Penélope Cruz acudió a la gala en solitario, pero estuvo rodeada de muchos compañeros de profesión que acompañaron a la protagonista de «Madres Paralelas», la última película de Pedro Almodóvar que se estrenará el día de Nochebuena en Estados Unidos.

La actriz agradeció el homenaje que «no recibiría si no hubiera trabajado con directores brillantes», que le han convertido en la artista y la persona que es hoy.

Un agradecimiento conjunto que personalizó en el director, Pedro Almodóvar que -comentó- le enseñó a «confiar» en sí misma» y con el que continúa «aprendiendo a actuar, además de sobre la conducta humana y sobre mí» y que le ayudó a romper fronteras.

Entre los asistentes se encontraban, entre otros, la cantante Rosalía, la modelo Diane Kruger o la actriz Anne Hathaway y el cantante puertoriqueño Ricky Martin, con el que trabajó en la serie de televisión «Inside Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace – American Crime Story» (2017-18) y que no se cansa de decir que «Penélope es la mejor».

La gala, que ayuda a recaudar fondos para el Departamento de Cine del MoMA, rindió homenaje en 2020 a George Clooney, y hace diez años a Pedro Almodóvar.

«Penélope Cruz ha maravillado al público del cine desde 1992 como artista convincente, tanto en películas de acción y de aventuras como en cintas de autor», dijo en un comunicado el comisario de Cine del MoMA, Rajendra Roy.

Penélope ha sido la primera actriz española en ganar un Óscar de la Academia de Hollywood por su interpretación en «Vicky Cristina Barcelona» de Woody Allen y recientemente se alzó con la Copa Volpi a mejor actriz en el Festival de Cine de Venecia por «Madres Paralelas».

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Penelope Cruz receives honour from New York’s Museum of Modern Art

The Spanish actress paid tribute to director Pedro Almodovar during a tribute to her career at the museum.

During a tribute to her career at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), Penelope Cruz recalled the Betamax videotape store that opened in her neighbourhood, in a suburb of Madrid, when she was a child and that made her discover cinema.

It was there where she rented all the films of Spanish movie director Pedro Almodovar, she said.

“I watched, and I laughed, I cried, and I learned,” she said at a star-studded benefit on Tuesday evening at the museum.

“I would not be here tonight, being honoured by MoMa, if I had not had the privilege of working with brilliant directors who have inspired me, taught me, helped me grow as an artist and as a person. I want to thank them all tonight, and specially my Pedro.”

The latest movie by the director, Parallel Mothers, starring Cruz, opens in the United States on December 24. On Monday, it received two Golden Globe nominations.

An exciting moment of the night was when Almodovar sent a video message to Cruz, congratulating her on the recognition.

He recalled in the video a dialogue with the actress that they had when they promoted All About My Mother (1999).

“You told me that when I get old you will take care of me. I’m not that old yet, but I hope you keep your word,” he said, provoking laughter in the audience.

“When I am an old man, I hope you come and become, in this case, my mother. It would be a reflection of all the mothers that you have been for me throughout these seven films.”

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, Spanish singer Rosalia and fashion designer Zac Posen also attended the event.

The benefit featured clips from some of Cruz’s many films: Broken Embraces (2009), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), and Volver (2006), among others. Cruz won an Oscar for best supporting actress in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Hathaway remembered that moment during Tuesday’s red carpet.

“I went up to congratulate her and, I don’t know if it was her sisters or her friends, but two beautiful women ran down from the top balcony and they were so happy for her,” Hathaway said.

“And I have women like that in my life, and I was just so happy to see her, you know, the authentic joy that the women in her life felt for her.”

The benefit has been presented since 2011 by Chanel. Cruz, who wore a long red Chanel v-line dress with an open back, has been an ambassador of the fashion house since 2018.

MoMA’s film benefit raises funds to bring great works of film to the museum’s collection. The museum’s film department includes more than 30,000 films and 1.5 million film stills.

Cruz joins a group of previous MoMA honourees that includes Martin Scorsese, Tom Hanks, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney and others.
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