Leo Macias writes sentimental novels with great success but hidden under a pseudonym, Amanda Gris. She is unhappy with her professional life and with her husband, a soldier working in ... See full summary »
When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.
Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »
A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza ... See full summary »
In Madrid, the housewife Gloria lives in a tiny apartment with her husband, the taxi driver and forger Antonio; her lunatic mother-in-law, who is addicted in bottled water and cupcakes; and... See full summary »
A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »
An ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by killing, a lady lawyer with the same fetish and a young man driven insane by his religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish... See full summary »
This short came up because Pedro Almodóvar was so happy with Carmen Machi's performance that wrote the monologue she said the night after she shot her scene in Broken Embraces (2009). Next morning, Almodóvar approached Machi with the script and filmed it that day. See more »
There is nothing more democratic than pleasure
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"La concejala antropófaga" or "The Cannibalistic Councillor" is a Spanish 8-minute short film from 8 years ago written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar under a pseudonym. It is very loosely connected to his full feature film "Los abrazos rotos". In this little film here, we basically have a woman talk for the entire film about her approach to life in general, but also about how sex is the only thing really important to her while another woman is sitting opposite her and sleeping apparently, but dreaming about what the main character says all the time. I must say while I really liked "Los abrazos rotos", this one here did not do a whole lot to me. The moment when she talks to the audience is fine and it's visually a good watch too with all the bright colors and costumes and set decoration, but in terms of contents and story this was pretty underwhelming. That is also why overall I do not recommend checking it out. Thumbs down.
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