Tag Archives: Pedro Almodóvar

All About My Mother

Gay Essential Films To Watch, All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre)

Released in 1999, this Spanish motion picture follows the life of an Argentine nurse in charge of organ donations, a single mother whose son is an aspiring artist. Starring Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz and Marisa Paredes, All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) was directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar.

Law of Desire

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Law of Desire (La Ley Del Deseo)

Released in 1987 and directed by Pedro Almodovar, Law of Desire won 10 awards including Best Feature Film at Berlin International Film Festival and Best Feature at San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Shot in Andalucía and Madrid, the film stars Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas.

Bad Education

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Bad Education (La Mala Educación)

Released in 2004 and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, Bad Education highlights the effects of religious education in Franco-ist Spain and sexual abuse. The film won many awards, such as Best Foreign Language Film at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. Shot in various locations in Spain, the film features actors Gael García Bernal and Fele Martínez.

I’m So Excited!

Gay Essential Films To Watch, I’m So Excited! (Los Amantes Pasajeros)

Released in 2013, I’m So Excited! is a Spanish Comedy from Director Pedro Almodovar. Mostly set on an aeroplane, the film deals with the topic of impending disaster, and the flamboyant cabin crew who must manage it. The film stars Javier Camara and Antonio de la Torre.

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