Tag Archives: Pedro Almodóvar

Almodóvar at his twisted best in “Laberinto de Pasiones” [1982 Spain]

For those who may not know, early films by Pedro Almodóvar were pretty much underground affairs – he was part of Spain’s counter-culture, and also fronted a music band. The 1982 drama, “Laberinto de Pasiones” [Eng. Title: Labyrinth of … Continue reading

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Gael García Bernal & Fele Martínez in Almodóvar’s “La Mala Educación” [2004 Spain]

While it is women who tend to be the primary character in Pedro Almodóvar films – his 2004 drama “La Mala Educación” [Eng. Title: Bad Education] is a notable exception. Hardly any woman feature in this film, and even … Continue reading

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Victoria Abril in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Átame!” [1990 Spain]

It’s about time this little gem went into the blog – Pedro Almodóvar made this much misunderstood black comedy “Átame!” [Eng. Title: Tie me Up! Tie me Down!] as a scathing attack on the concept of marriage and conventional … Continue reading

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Francesca Neri in Almodovar’s “Carne Trémula” [1997 Spain]

Pedro Almodovar has crafted some of the most exquisite films made in Spain, and among his later works, the 1997 drama “Carne Trémula” [Eng. Title: Live Flesh] remains a personal favourite.
The film uses abundant symbolism to propel its story, … Continue reading

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Assumpta Serna & Eva Cobo in “Matador” [1986 Spain]

By 1986, when he made “Matador”, Pedro Almodovar may have gone mainstream, but he still retained his twisted sense of humour and total irreverence for audience reactions that made his films so much fun to watch. It’s from “Todo … Continue reading

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