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Pedro Almodóvar Season

Wed Sep 11 @ 6.00 pm

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One event on Wed, September 11 at 6.00 pm

One event on Wed, September 18 at 6.00 pm

One event on Tue, September 24 at 6.00 pm

£5 – £8

In September, on the heels of his latest work PAIN & GLORY (Preview Pain & Glory [15] on 11 Aug), Discover celebrates the work of celebrated Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar with screenings of four of the director’s best films:

Tue 3 Sep, 18:00
All About My Mother [15]

After the tragic death of her son, a woman returns to her native Barcelona to start a new life and tell the boy’s transgender father about the son he never knew he had. Enriched with emotional maturity and depth, this riveting melodrama is an exploration of strong women, probing ideas of motherhood, female solidarity and the very notion of being a woman.

Wed 11 Sep, 18:00
Talk To Her [15]

Male nurse Benigno becomes infatuated with a complete stranger when he watches dancer Alicia practicing. After being injured in a car accident, Alicia is brought to a nearby hospital, where Benigno serendipitously happens to be her caregiver. When wounded bullfighter Lydia is brought into the same ward, her companion, writer Marco, begins to bond with Benigno.

Wed 18 Sep, 18:00
Bad Education [15]

When an old friend brings filmmaker Enrique Goded a semi-autobiographical script chronicling their adolescence, Enrique is forced to relive his youth spent at a Catholic boarding school. Weaving through past and present, the script follows a transvestite performer who reconnects with a grade school sweetheart. Spurred on by this chance encounter, the character reflects on her childhood sexual victimisation and the trauma of closeting her sexual orientation.

Tue 24 Sep, 18:00
Volver [15]

The director goes back to his birthplace, La Mancha, to tell the story of a group of women, all inspired by women from his own childhood. Three generations survive fire, insanity and even death by means of goodness, lies and boundless vitality. They are Raimunda, married with a teenage daughter, Sole, her sister, and their mother, who died in a fire, but who appears to Sole. The film is visually sumptuous, and the performances equally strong.


Wed Sep 11
6.00 pm
£5 – £8
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