Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (born 25 September 1949) Spanish film director, screenwriter & producer. Arguably the most successful & internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors & glossy décor. Desire, passion, family & identity are among his most prevalent themes. He has become a major figure on the stage of world cinema.