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(Spain / 2009 / dir by Pedro Almodóvar)
Almodóvar’s noirish new film, starring Penélope Cruz, is a four-way tale of amour-fou, dealing with some of his signature themes – fate, guilt, power, and the father/son dynamic.
At the center of this affecting feature is Mateo Blanco (Lluís Homar), a screenwriter and film director who takes on a pseudonym when he goes blind. His current reality conceals a fascinating and layered past, which Almodóvar spends much of his film detailing. The film starts time-shifting upon news that the producer of Mateo’s film, and his rival for actress Lena (Cruz), has died. But it is the young man on his doorstep that now intrigues Mateo. Almodóvar delves into and uncovers the secrets of everyone’s pasts in this steamy, scheming and romantic melodrama. In Spanish with subtitles.