Pepi, Luci, Bom and the Other Girls (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, 1980, 1:18)
Almodóvar’s first film and successful artistic imprint, establishing signature themes: women, exuberant personalities and a freedom from traditional moral codes. A cocktail of the Movida, a cheeky cop comedy.
Comœdia Wed. 11am
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!!, 1984,1:47)
Gloria (Carmen Maura) does not have a minute to herself between her cleaning job, her family and the neighbors - all colorful situations and characters. Her solution is amphetamines. Incisive and funny portraits served with a caustic sauce !
Francheville Wed. 8:30pm | CNP Thu. 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 10:45am
Matador (1986, 1h45)
The passionate love between Diego, a former matador, and Maria, a psychopathic lawyer fascinated with killing. A detective story combining eroticism, religious fervor, and maternal tyranny. With Antonio Banderas.
Comœdia Thu. 5pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun. 2:30pm
Law of Desire (La ley del deseo, 1987, 1:44)
Pablo (Eusebio Poncela), in love with Juan, meets Antonio (Banderas), who soon becomes a highly possessive lover... homosexuality, transsexuality, desire, creation. A film with elements of the romantic thriller.
Pathé Bellecour Thu. 9:30pm | UGC Confluence Fri. 8:30pm
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios, 1988,1:35)
Ivan and Pepa (Carmen Maura), voice actors, separate, to the despair of Pepa, who soon discovers the other life of Ivan... A pop comedy with flamboyant colors and undeniable style. Also starring Rossy de Palma.
Pathé Bellecour Mon. 11am | CNP Wed. 3pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri. 8:30pm | Décines Sat. 4pm
Tie Me Up ! Tie Me Down ! (Átame !, 1989, 1:41)
Ricky (Antonio Banderas) hopes to conquer Marina (Victoria Abril), a former porn star. He ties her up, assaults her, yet manages to seduce her... Original, provocative, the most optimistic sadomasochistic film every made !
Pathé Cordeliers Mon. 11am | Craponne Tue. 8:30pm | CNP Fri. 8pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 11am
High Heels (Tacones lejanos, 1991, 1:53)
Rebeca (Victoria Abril) desperately seeks love from her mother (Marisa Paredes), a singer who dedicated her life to her career. Glamour and darkness, humor and melodrama in this painful love story between mother and daughter.
Vénissieux Wed. 8:30pm | Comœdia Sat. 4:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun. 10:30am
The Flower of My Secret (La flor de mi secreto, 1995,1:42)
Leo (Marisa Paredes) writes sentimental novels under a pseudonym while trying to save her relationship... More serious than his previous films, a superb work that displays the sentimental finesse of the filmmaker.
Cinéma Opéra Tue. 3pm | Neuville Wed. 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 7:15pm
Live Flesh (Carne trémula, 1997, 1:39)
Victor meets Elena in a nightclub and goes home with her. She awaits her dealer and soon the police get involved... Between a thriller and a tragedy involving revenge, pleasure and guilt. Starring Javier Bardem and Ángela Molina.
Villeurbanne Tue. 8:30pm | Comœdia Thu. 10:15pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun. 5pm
All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre, 1999, 1:40)
Manuela (Cecilia Roth) lives alone with her son. Upon leaving the theater, he is hit by a car. A deeply moving tribute to women : mothers, daughters, sisters, prostitutes, actresses... Also starring Marisa Paredes and Penelope Cruz.
Bron Fri. 8:30pm
Talk to Her (Hable con ella, 2002, 1:52)
A show by famous choreographer Pina Bausch and two men (a nurse and a writer) at the hospital, visiting their girlfriends, both in a coma... A film about passionate love, loneliness and lack of communication.
Comœdia Sun. 10:30am
Volver (2006, 2:02)
The eventful life of Raimunda (Penelope Cruz), her daughter, sister, aunt, and neighbors in her childhood village. A moving portrait of three generations, portrayed by formidable actresses.
UGC Astoria Wed.8:30pm | Saint-Priest Fri. 2:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun. 5:15pm
La piel que habito (2011, 2h01)
A surgeon developing synthetic skin holds a woman captive in his mansion... A reunion between Antonio Banderas and the director. Also starring Marisa Paredes and Elena Anaya.
Pathé Bellecour Wed. 7:30pm | Pathé Vaulx-en-Velin Sat.7:30pm
Wild Tales by Damián Szifrón (Relatos salvajes, 2014, 2:02)
The latest production by Pedro Almodóvar and his production company El Deseo: A film of 6 Argentine stand- alone shorts, resulting in an entertaining novelty comedy about the modern world! A sensation at Cannes in 2014, shown as an exclusive premiere.
UGC Confluence Sat.8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 9:45pm
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