• Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

  • Spain, 1986, 107 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Assumpta Serna, Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martínez

Sinking a sword into the bull is like an act of sex; or driving a hairpin into the lover’s neck mid-coitus – death is the ultimate orgasm. As stunning as they are lethal, the sidelined torero and the criminal lawyer find fulfilment in a relationship at its most decadent and destructive, in contrast to the innocence and vulnerability of the bullfighting pupil and his unrequited lover. A careerdefining prototype, Almodóvar exhibits his multifaceted understanding of human sexuality, and his acumen to reflect the heart and soul of modern Spain.

USA National Society of Film Critics Award: Special Award


    In-theatre Screening

    • Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2019-08-19 (Mon)
      Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2019-08-24 (Sat)


    1. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

    2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

    3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

    4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.