BAD EDUCATION
LA MALA EDUCACIÓN
2004, Sony Pictures Classics, 106 min, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar’s follow-up to his Academy Award-winning TALK TO HER, BAD EDUCATION is an outrageous tale of desire, revenge and murder. Filmmaker Enrique (Fele Martínez) gets a visit from an aspiring actor claiming to be his old school friend Ignacio (Gael Garcia Bernal, Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN), who has written a story about their traumatic childhood spent at Catholic school. In the story, a drag performer known as Zahara (also played by Bernal) attempts to blackmail a predatory priest by exposing their scandalous past. The tale provides the inspiration for Enrique's next film. But when the villainous priest from their school days arrives to tell his own version of the events, the truth is wilder than anything anyone could have imagined. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone raves, "Gael Garcia Bernal is dynamite!" and calls the film "a rapturous masterwork!"


NERUDA
2016, The Orchard, 107 min, Chile/ Argentina/ France/ Spain/ USA, Dir: Pablo Larraín

Although he was Chile’s greatest poet, Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) was forced into hiding during the government’s anti-communist crackdown in 1948. This distinctive biographical drama sees the future Nobel laureate’s life through the eyes of a police inspector (Gael García Bernal, terrific here) trying to track him down. “A stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer … a work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, that it’s hard to know how to parcel out praise.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety.


ARDOR
EL ARDOR
2014, 100 min, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, France, USA, Dir: Pablo Fendrik

A visually sumptuous adventure about a mysterious man who emerges from the Argentinian rainforest to rescue a family from ruthless land-grabbers bent on stealing their farm, ARDOR is written and directed by Pablo Fendrik and stars Gael García Bernal (NO, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES) and Alice Braga (I AM LEGEND, CITY OF GOD) working together for the first time since their collaboration in Fernando Meirelles’ BLINDNESS. ARDOR made its world premiere as an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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