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Flower of my Secret

Work your way through the six films included in the excellent Almodóvar Collection and you will begin to notice certain recurring motifs. Aside from Pedro Almodóvar’s fondness for transgressive imagery and his
September 15, 2016

Kika

Back when distribution companies first began releasing and re-packaging the collected works of particular directors, eccentricities of choice could easily be explained away in terms of problems securing rights to well-known films.
September 15, 2016

Law of Desire

As part of the Almodóvar Collection re-release, this version of Law of Desire comes with an excellent introduction by the academic Jose Arroyo. According to Arroyo, Almodóvar’s fifth film was a breakthrough
September 15, 2016

What Have I Done to Deserve This?

Fascism appears to have had a rather complicated influence on the development of Spanish cinema. When the dust finally settled on the Spanish civil war and cultural elites began surveying the damage,
September 15, 2016

Dark Habits

While Pedro Almodóvar is now one of the best known and most widely-respected figures in European cinema, it is easy to forget that he began his career making underground films in the
September 15, 2016

I’m So Excited!

Pedro Almodovar is, without a question, one of the great European film directors. A Product of Franco’s Spain, Almodovar began his career in the early 1970s as a pioneer of countercultural theatre
August 23, 2013
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