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Pedro Almodóvar

Obscenity and poignancy fuse in the work of this Spanish legend, whom Pauline Kael declared was "Godard with a human face – a happy face."

These features show the depth of that work and the strength of characters who survive the moral corrosion and melodrama that made his name.

Welcome to a world where deviance is never judged.

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Pedro Almodóvar
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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 1989 18

A kidnapped woman falls in love with her captor in this controversial drama from Pedro Almodóvar.

101 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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Live Flesh 1997 18

Pedro Almodóvar’s sexy and suspenseful thriller follows the intertwining destinies of a cop (Javier Bardem) and the criminal who paralyses him.

103 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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Volver 2005 15

Family secrets echo around a Spanish clan, ringing loud enough to rouse the dead, in Pedro Almodóvar's assured melodrama.

121 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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I'm So Excited!
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I'm So Excited! 2013 15

Pedro Almodóvar’s highly enjoyable over-the-top comic satire is set on an aeroplane experiencing in-flight difficulties.

90 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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Bad Education 2004 15

Film director Enrique (Fele Martínez) is visited by a man claiming to be Ignacio (Gael García Bernal), his first love.

106 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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The Skin I Live In 2011 15

Pedro Almodóvar's excursion into hysterical horror is a perverse and unsettling drama about a disturbed surgeon who keeps a woman hostage.

120 mins USA Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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Wild Tales 2014 15

This Oscar-nominated, Almodóvar-produced anthology of six tales of ordinary madness is the most riotously enjoyable portmanteau film since Pulp Fiction.

122 mins Argentina Director. Damian Szifron

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Pedro Almodóvar in Conversation 2015

The director discusses the recurring themes in his films including Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

65 mins United Kingdom

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El Sur 1983 PG

Victor Erice’s second masterpiece, following The Spirit of the Beehive, is a rarely seen meditation on memory, deception and Spain’s 20th-century history.

95 mins Spain Director. Víctor Erice

Selected by Almodóvar for his BFI Southbank season of inspirational Spanish cinema, In Almodóvar’s Words…

“95 minutes of emotions so intense that you’re left breathless. I cry every time I watch it.”

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