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How Almodóvar places women at the centre of his extravagantly styled and emotionally intoxicating cinema.

Friday 17 - Tuesday 21 November 2006
Full $13 Concession $10
Six Session Pass: Full $60 Concession $48

ACMI celebrates the release of Volver and spotlights films featuring Carmen Maura, Victoria Abril and Penélope Cruz. Curated by Kristy Matheson. Read the program notes.

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Volver stars Penélope Cruz as a hardworking woman with a teenage daughter whose life is turned upside down by the reappearance of her dead mother.

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pepi, luci, bom

Almodóvar's 'Warhol-esque' debut marked the start of a creative collaboration with leading lady Carmen Maura that would endure for close to a decade.

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all about my mother

Almodóvar's Academy® Award-winning drama about hope, loss and compassion cemented his place as a master director with cineastes the world over.

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women on the verge of a nervous breakdown

This vivacious screwball comedy is often credited as the film that introduced Almodóvar to a larger, more mainstream audience.

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Almodóvar's outrageous comedy about voyeurism and the media marked a midpoint in his career. 

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what have i done to deserve this?

Almodóvar's fourth collaboration with Carmen Maura is a darkly comic tale of female victimisation and retaliation.

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High Heels examines the embittered relationship between a fragile young beauty and her flamboyant mother.

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live flesh

Almodóvar's foray into stylish film noir proved a success, with Live Flesh becoming one of his most adored and accessible films.

Fri 17 Nov - Tue 21 Nov 2006
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