27th day: Wonderful Penelope Cruz

I always thought of Penelope Cruz as a very beautiful woman, but never considered her a good actress, until I saw her acting under the direction of Pedro Almodóvar. Then I understood the importance of a director for a movie. Almodóvar brings Penelope Cruz to shine. Her role as a nun in “All About My Mother” is so impressive, that I can remember her exactly after almost 20 years. But the most unforgettable scene is the one where she sings “Volver”, a Tango by Carlos Gardel in a Flamenco version. She interprets this song so beautifully, that I want to believe until today that she is singing it herself.

(Hotel Almodovar, Boxhagener Straße, Berlin Friedrichshain)