Spain, 1997, 103 min, 35mm, Dir. Pedro Almodóvar, Rated R, Spanish with English subtitles, Sony Pictures Classics

Live Flesh (35mm)

Saturday, 1/15

“A vengeful, five-way battle of wits.” – Mike Clark, USA Today

“Despite his erotic fixations, Pedro Almodóvar is the cinema’s last true innocent.” – David Denby, New York Magazine

Christmas, 1970, during the Franco era. A prostitute (Penelope Cruz) gives birth to a baby boy in a dramatic opening. Fast forward to the present: the baby, Victor (Liberto Rabal), now a drug dealer, has arrived at the apartment of Elena (Francesca Neri) looking for a night of romance. Elena, however, is more interested in drugs than in Victor, and they get into a heated argument that leads to a gunshot. Two cops (Javier Bardem and Pepe Sancho) arrive on the scene and the four become entangled in a story filled with erotic passion and dark thrills.

This screening is part of ¡Viva Pedro!: An Almodóvar Showcase, which is a celebration of acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who, for decades, has bucked norms and crafted a trademark cinematic voice. ¡Viva Pedro! includes repertory screenings from Almodóvar’s uniquely compelling archive. These screenings complement the opening of Parallel Mothers, the filmmaker’s latest release.

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