Simmonds was born in Utah. She has four siblings, two younger and two older ones. Simmonds lost her hearing at the age of one because of a medication overdose. She and the rest of her family learned American Sign Language from her mother.
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The title means 'to return' in Spanish, and with Volver , his 16th film, director Pedro Almodovar has made a glorious comeback at Cannes. Indeed, Volver is so much classier and more distinctive than any other film showing in these first few days of the festival that it should return for prizes at the closing ceremony a week tonight. Penelope Cruz, for whom the film was written, repays the compliment by delivering the finest performance of her career, one that has already provoked whispers of an Oscar nomination. As working-class mother Raimunda, Cruz is both beautiful and earthy, her dark locks, peasant dresses and prominent cleavage recalling neo-realist era Sophia Loren. A rich, resonant work, Volver is a return on many levels.
Give Pedro the prize
You always go to great lengths to modify your look and your body shape for a role. What did you want to do for Lawless? Well, I wanted to be skinny. Skinny, like I am now — maybe a little skinnier. But Batman came in, and then I needed to be bigger.
The edition of the Cannes Film Festival begins today and runs through May 19, and as has happened every year since , the Cannes Queer Palm award — the LGBT-friendly prize chaired by journalist Franck Finance-Madureira and sponsored by Hornet — will be presented to one feature film and one short film. Last week, we unveiled the list of short films that will be considered for the Cannes Queer Palm award. The story takes place in Arthur Vincent Lacoste is a year-old student whose life changes the day he meets Jacques Pierre Deladonchamps , a writer living in Paris with his young son.