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in Filmmaking
on Feb 2, 2007

If you missed it in theaters late last year (or if you just want to build up your home library) out on DVD is the Pedro Almodóvar Classics Collection. Released by Sony Pictures Classics, the eight films include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), All About My Mother (1999), Talk to Her (2002), Flower of My Secret (1995), Live Flesh (1996), Law of Desire (1987), Matador (1986) and Bad Education (2004). It is a must have for the Almodóvar fan.

GreenCine has this story up by Michael Guillén on the films. Here’s an excerpt:

Not only does Almodóvar question what it means to be Spanish in the period following Generalissimo Franco’s repressive regime; he questions what it means to be a “man,” a “woman,” a “straight,” a “queer,” a “mother,” a “father,” a “victim,” an “oppressor,” all those identities which in their dazzlingly expressive fluidity lean toward or away from each other in various combinations throughout his work.

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