This special limited edition illy Art Collection was designed by renown Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar to coincide with the release of his latest film, Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces). The single signed and numbered espresso cup features a colorful, Warhol-esque photogram of Penélope Cruz, the lead actress of the film and an iconic presence in Almodóvar’s work. The Los Abrazos Rotos single cup complements a six cup illy Art Collection by Almodóvar to be released this fall, immortalizing his career through the portrayal of emblematic scenes from six of his most celebrated movies.
illy is pleased to support Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar as he launches his newest movie Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces), starring Penélope Cruz and previewing in Madrid, Spain on March 18. Among the many initiatives surrounding the launch, illy will partner a retrospective exhibition of Almodóvar’s work at the Círculo de Bellas Artes cinema of Madrid.
In conjunction with the movie launch, illy will release a special limited edition, numbered illy Art Collection espresso cup signed by Almodóvar and featuring the face of Penélope Cruz in a pop, Warhol-esque style.
At the opening of the Círculo de Bellas Artes retrospective exhibition dedicated to Pedro Almodóvar, running from March 17 through April 19, illy will present the worldwide preview of the six cup illy Art Collection designed by Almodóvar himself, and which will be available for purchase later this year. The cup set retraces the most recognized and successful steps of the director’s artistic career by portraying six emblematic scenes from his movies.
illy coffee will be served at the events related to the world preview of Los Abrozos Rotos in Madrid up to the grande première on March 18, culminating in a launch party at the Círculo de Bellas Artes.
Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces) Tells the story of Matteo, Lena, Judit and Ernesto Martel in a four-way tale of fate, jealousy, power, cheating and guilt, set in the 1990s and present and shot in Lanzarote and Madrid in the style of 1950’s film noir. It’s most expressive shot is a picture of two lovers torn in a hundred pieces. The movie will be released on March 18 in Spain and in May throughout Europe.
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