TALK TO HER
HABLE CON ELLA
2002, Sony Pictures Classics, 112 min, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

One of Pedro Almodóvar’s most acclaimed films, TALK TO HER is the surprising, altogether original and quietly moving story of the spoken and unspoken bonds that unite the lives and loves of two couples. Two men (Benigno and Marco) almost meet while watching a dance performance, but their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate. They meet later at a private clinic where Benigno is the caregiver for Alicia, a beautiful dance student who lies in a coma. Marco is there to visit his girlfriend, Lydia, a famous matador, also rendered motionless. As the men wage vigil over the women they love, the story unfolds in flashback and flash forward as the lives of the four are further entwined and their relationships move toward a surprising conclusion. Starring Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Geraldine Chaplin and Rosario Flores.


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!"


TRUMAN
2015, FilmRise, 108 min, Dir: Cesc Gay

Winner of five Goya Awards including Best Film, this thought-provoking take on mortality stars Ricardo Darín as Julian, a working actor who has just received a diagnosis of terminal cancer. When old buddy Tomas (Javier Camara) arrives to visit, he finds Julian more concerned about the fate of his dog, Truman. “Cesc Gay’s wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends enjoying a final reunion in the shadow of impending death is by turns amusing and affecting — and quite often both at once.” - Joe Leydon, Variety. In Spanish and English with English subtitles.


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