Pedro Almodóvar breaks silence over Panama Papers

Spanish director says he considers himself “completely responsible” for company in tax haven

Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar in a file photo from 2015.
Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar in a file photo from 2015.PEDRO ARMESTRE (AFP)

Pedro Almodóvar has ended his silence over the Panama Papers.

Ten days after his name – and his brother Agustín’s – showed up on the incorporation documents of a company based in the British Virgin Islands between 1991 and 1994, the filmmaker said on Thursday that he feels entirely responsible.

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“I didn’t know anything in connection with these papers, but I also have to say that my ignorance is no excuse. I am completely responsible together with Agustín [Almodóvar], and I certainly accept all responsibility there is, or may be, from the fact of being on those infamous papers.”

In an interview with Castilla-La Mancha TV, the film director also talked about the cancellation of all promotional events for his latest movie, Julieta, which had its theatrical release last Friday.

“It was obvious that the media wanted to talk about other issues,” he said, in connection with the planned press conference that he never held.

English version by Susana Urra.

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