Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces will kick off the 13th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) on October 11.

Festival co-founder Edward James Olmos said Almodovar would be this year’s recipient of the GABI Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition to his contributions to the world of cinema.

“Almodovar is truly one of the greatest film-makers of our time,” Olmos said. “A true maverick in our industry, whose films have inspired many film-makers in our culture, have ignited the careers of some of our brightest stars and has opened so many doors in the industry.”

The Spaniard’s credits include Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother, Bad Education, Talk To Her, and Volver.

Previous GABI recipients include Gustavo Santoalalla, Antonio Banderas, Ricardo Montalban, Federico Luppi, Anthony Quinn and Maria Felix.

Broken Embraces will open through Sony Pictures Classics in New York on November 20 and in Los Angeles on December 11.

The festival runs from October 11-16.