Pedro Almodóvar: Lumière Award 2014

The filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar will receive the Lumière Award for his filmography, for his intense passion for the cinema that nourishes his work, for his generosity, exuberance, and the audacious vitality he brings to the cinema.


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

Almodóvar producer – Film Premiere

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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