This mini-retrospective returns to the young, vital, and rarely revisited stage of Pedro Almodóvar’s storied career, tracing his progress, from the manic energy of Pepi, Luci, Bom… to the darkly humorous feminist comedy What Have I Done to Deserve This?. Other highlights to be screened include his first explicitly gay film (Law of Desire), the highest-grossing film in Spanish history for a decade (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), the carnally provocative (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!), and the tongue-in-cheek melodrama of ridiculous implausibility (High Heels).
San Francisco: May 20 - 26 at The Roxie.