Live Flesh

1997, Spain, 103m, 35mm

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Screened August 19–22, 2022

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“Life, love, desire, and everything in between.” Entanglement is the name of the game in Almodóvar’s twist-and-turn romantic drama spurred on by one fateful night involving drugs, guns, and mislaid plans. In a cast with five leads, Javier Bardem stands out as a straight-laced cop-turned paraplegic basketball star. Keep your eyes peeled for Pilar Bardem (Javier’s mother) as the midwife to pregnant prostitute Penélope Cruz (in her first appearance in an Almodóvar film) in the film’s opening sequence.

Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

A film by Pedro Almodóvar