By Jeff Labrecque
August 29, 2011 at 02:00 PM EDT
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Pedro Almodóvar will serve as Guest Artistic Director for this November’s AFI Fest 2011, the festival announced today. The Spanish director will present a 25th anniversary screening of his Laws of Desire and curate a program of films that have inspired him. “Pedro Almodóvar is a modern master,” AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale said. “His genius inspires artists and audiences alike, and it is an honor for the American Film Institute to celebrate him and his singular voice at AFI Fest.”

Almodóvar’s next film, The Skin I Live In, arrives Oct. 14. AFI Fest 2011 runs Nov. 3-10.

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