Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Atame!)

1989, 101m, 35mm, Spain,

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Screened September 22–25, 2019

Twisting romantic comedy in their capacity as up-for-anything Almodóvar troupers, Banderas and Victoria Abril steam up the screen as a newly sprung head case and the porn star he woos while keeping her tethered to a bed—although it’s her bath scene that goes beyond. The score by Ennio Morricone was his only one for Almodóvar; cinematographer José Luis Alcaine’s collaborations with director and star continue three decades on in this fall’s Pain and Glory.

In Spanish with English subtitles


A film by Pedro Almodóvar