The feeling had intensified since she became a mother. Her other great passion, the work on movies was. As you have been with 17 years, for the first Time in front of the camera, she knew that she wanted to experience it again and again. “Acting has become my Addiction.” Without that she would be “lost” feel.

Cruz, who is married to actor Javier Bardem (50), and with him two children, presented at the film festival Cannes “suffering and glory”. The acting work of Spanish Director Pedro Almodóvar (69, “All about my mother”, “Volver”) tells the story of Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a critically-acclaimed, gay Director. Physical and mental Suffering to prevent him, however, to the work. In daydreams, he remembers his Childhood, especially his mother (Cruz) a strong impression behind.

The Cannes competition entry “Dolor y Gloria”, the original title, is to look back at your own life. The Director met with the demons of his past, and clears up old conflicts. In the main role of the Spaniard Antonio Banderas (58) shines with a nuanced game full of implied emotions.