• Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

  • Spain, 2006, 121 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas

A richly evocative return to his childhood roots, Almodóvar’s ideal vision of female solidarity is anchored by the enchanting performance of the Cannes-winning ensemble of actresses. Flaunting her sexuality in the most casual of ways, Penélope Cruz takes center stage as a domestic drudge caught up in family strife – disposing the corpse of her lewd husband and confronting the troubled past with her “ghost” mother. Absurd, comic, but also intensely poignant, Almodóvar is connected to the hearts, minds and mysteries of women in this gripping melodrama with overwhelming richness in color and warmth.

Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress and Best Screenplay

20/8/2019 (TUE) : Seminar with Fung Ka-ming & Geoffrey Wong


    In-theatre Screening

    • Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2019-08-14 (Wed)
      2019-08-20 (Tue)


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