Law of Desire

1987, 102m, 35mm, Spain

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened September 22–24, 2019

The first of Banderas’ movies with Almodóvar to get a U.S. release boosted their reputations as both edged their comedic stylings into ever-darker and near-thriller veins. Banderas plays a fan of playwright/filmmaker Eusebio Poncela who hooks up with his idol and will stop at nothing, not even murder, to remain close. The cast also includes Almodóvar supernovas Carmen Maura (as Poncela’s transgender sister) and (in cameos) Victoria Abril and Rossy de Palma.

In Spanish with English subtitles


A film by Pedro Almodóvar