MATADOR
1986, Sony Pictures Classics, 106 min, Spain, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

Director Pedro Almodóvar’s perverse portrait of serial killers in love. Crippled bullfighter Nacho Martinez finds himself drawn to mesmerizing black widow Assumpta Serna. Antonio Banderas costars as Angel, a young toreador desperate to prove his manhood (and possessed by strange psychic visions). "In Spain, bullfighting is more sacred than God" – Almodóvar.


WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS
1988, Sony Pictures Classics, 89 min, Spain, Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

Anarchy – sexual and political – runs riot in this Day-Glo-colored comedy about a voice-over actress (Almodóvar favorite Carmen Maura) desperate to get her lover back, amid Shiite terrorists, flaming beds and some of the wildest slapstick since BRINGING UP BABY. With Antonio Banderas. In Spanish with English subtitles.


THE SKIN I LIVE IN
LA PIEL QUE HABITO
2011, Sony Pictures Classics, 117 min, Spain, Dir: Pedro Almodovar

The latest film from Pedro Almodovar reunites him with star Antonio Banderas, who plays Dr. Robert Ledgard, a plastic surgeon inspired to develop an artificial skin after his wife burned to death. He perfects his discovery on a female patient (Elena Anaya) held captive at his estate - but neither the woman nor her motivations are quite what they seem. Described by Almodovar as “a horror story without screams or frights,” THE SKIN I LIVE IN crawls with the byzantine plot twists, perversity and dark humor for which its writer-director is justly famous.

"Anything for Halloween? I'd vouch for The Skin I Live In, a scary, sexy and terrifically twisted horror film from the artist known as Pedro Almodóvar." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

In Spanish with English subtitles.


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