Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down
Ricky (Antonio Banderas) is released from a mental hospital, and knows exactly what he wants to do with his life, and his new found freedom. He hunts down Marina (Victoria Abril), a porn film star he once had sex with, and tries to convince her to be his wife. She is a bit reluctant, so Ricky ties her up until she falls in love with him...Will this approach endear him to her? This dark comedy from Oscar winning director Pedro Almodovar brings you an alternative love story... with strings attached!
Academy Award winning filmmaker Pedro Almodovar takes a look at his own adolescence as well as confronting the issue of sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church in this stylish thriller, which was chosen to open the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
In 1980s Madrid two young men, filmmaker Ignacio (Fele Martinez, Talk To Her) and aspiring actor Enrique (Gael Garcia Bernal, Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Mama Tambien) open up dark secrets as they revisit their early years together at a Catholic school.
As they try to uncover the truth about themselves, each other and the diverse characters in their story, they realise that things and people are not as they first seem.
All About My Mother
From acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, a stunning valentine to femininity in all its disguises, motherhood in all its glory and to classic Hollywood melodramas and their diva actresses. A birthday treat turns into heart-rending tragedy for single mother Manuela (Cecilia Roth) when her teenage son is killed in a car accident after a performance of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' starring his favourite actress Huma Roja (Marisa Paredes). Determined to exorcise her overwhelming guilt, Manuela goes to Barcelona to finally tell his father about the son he never knew he had. There, the reason why she has kept the identity of her forbidden lover a secret for so long is revealed. He is a transvestite named Lola who is dying from an AIDS related illness. However in confronting her own past, Manuela forges a new future with Lola's transsexual best friend Agrado (Antonia San Juan), church social worker Sister Rosa (Penelope Cruz) and Huma, when her play comes to town. But even as the women from different fringes of society form a bond, further heartbreak, misfortune and ultimate joy lies in store for each. Considered by critics worldwide to be the finest movie Almodovar has directed in his entire glittering career, and featuring glorious acting from the cream of Spanish cinema, All About My Mother combines warmth, love, tears and humour as it builds to an unforgettable emotional crescendo.
Talk To Her
In this ravishing tale of romantic obsession, loneliness and friendship. Director Pedro Almodovar crafts a life affirming story of two tragic woman and the men who love them.
After a chance encounter at a theatre, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny.
Raimunda (Penelope Cruz) and her sister Sol (Lola Duenas) are visited by the apparition of their mother (Carmen Maura), who has returned to reconcile with her daughters and resolve an issue that has haunted the family since her death.
The latest film from Pedro Almodovar, starring Penelope Cruz. It starts in present-day Madrid. Mateo Blanco (Lluis Homar) is a filmmaker who's been blind ever since a car accident on the island of Lanzarote that also claimed the life of his lover Lena (Penelope Cruz). Since the tragedy, he's been known only by his pen name Harry Caine, repressing his former self in order to live life to the full, looked after by his age-old friend Judit (Blanca Portillo) and her son Diego.
The Skin I Live In
Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig...
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