In 1980 Madrid, Ignacio Rodriguez lands on the doorstep of his childhood friend, Enrique Goded, a man he has not seen in sixteen years since the day Enrique was expelled from school. Enrique is now a famous filmmaker, Ignacio an aspiring actor with the stage name Angel Andrade. Angel, who as a child loved writing, has a semi-autobiographical manuscript in hand, which he hopes, unspoken, that Enrique will turn into a screenplay and cast him in one of the major roles. The manuscript primarily tells the story of their friendship at St. John’s catholic school, which included their first sexual experience with each other; Ignacio’s relationship with Father Manolo, the principal and literature teacher of the school; and Ignacio’s fantasy encounter with Father Manolo as an adult. In meeting Angel, Enrique sees a man different than what he imagined Ignacio to be, almost unrecognizable. Father Manolo may be able to shed some light on the difference that Enrique notices. –IMDb
Splashing his colorful films across the dour post-Franco Spanish landscape with the irreverent glee of a prostitute arriving late to church after a long night, Pedro Almodóvar has been called the most influential Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel. Beginning in the 1980s, Almodóvar started serving up provocative, candy-colored visions fraught with postmodernist insight into everything from sex and violence to religion and the dangers of good gazpacho. Sometimes shocking, sometimes controversial, Almodóvar’s films have always managed to present a new and intriguing view of his native country, shaping the attitudes of both his compatriots and a larger international audience.
Born September 25, 1951, in Calzada de Calatrava, an impoverished hamlet of La Mancha, Almodóvar was raised in a traditional Spanish household. He studied with Salesian monks, sang in the choir, and generally felt like a misfit; he was later to remark that, for him, growing up in such an environment was tantamount… read more
Forget Talk To Her (Hable con ella). Forget All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre). Ladies and gentlemen, Bad Education (La mala educación) is Pedro Almodóvar’s defining masterpiece. One can not… read review
I’m a big Almodovar fan and was quite enjoying this film for its obvious merits until an idea hit me: this film is a very subtle take on the national trauma of civil war that Spain has still not come… read review
“Great movie awesome colors except for the homo erotic theme” ??? I hope I’m misunderstanding what you wrote there Mordlock99… because it sounds awfully stupid…
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