Cycle

From 17.06. To 01.07.2010.

Almodóvar's Footnotes

Almodóvar's Footnotes

 

Films in cycle

All That Heaven Allows

(1955.)

Directed by: Douglas Sirk
PHOTOGRAPHY: Russell Metty
Synopsis:

Cary Scott, a wealthy widow with two grown-up children falls in love with a gardener, Ron Kirby. He is younger, does not care about social norms and lives freely. He is truly in love with Cary and wants them to get married, but Cary is worried about her children’s opinion and the snobbish society she is a part of. Will she chose love or remain bound by stiff social norms?

digital, color, 89 min
PROJECTION:
Friday 18.06.2010 AT 19:00
Thursday 17.06.2010 AT 21:00

Written on the Wind

(1956.)

Directed by: Douglas Sirk
PHOTOGRAPHY: Russell Metty
Synopsis:

Kyle Hadley and Mitch Wayne have been best friends since childhood. Kyle is the son of an oil tycoon who spends his time drinking and having fun. Mitch is from a poorer family, but because of his diligence he is raised to the position of a geologist in Kyle’s father’s company. Both of them fall in love with Lucy, but Kyle manages to win her over and marries her before Mitch gets the chance to reveal his feelings to her. Meanwhile Kyle’s sister Marylee is obsessed with Mitch…

digital, color, 99 min
PROJECTION:
Saturday 19.06.2010 AT 19:00
Friday 18.06.2010 AT 21:00

The Last Torch Song

(El último cuplé, 1957.)

Directed by: Juan de Orduña
PHOTOGRAPHY: José F. Aguayo
Synopsis:

Maria Luján is a former internationally acclaimed singer who is preparing her comeback concert. She is joined in her dressing room by her manager and former lover Juan. While preparing for the concert the two of them reminisce about their first meeting forty years ago, all they have been through together and all that has brought them to the place where they are now.

35 mm, color, 110 min
PROJECTION:
Monday 21.06.2010 AT 19:00
Saturday 19.06.2010 AT 21:00

Esa mujer

(1969.)

Directed by: Mario Camus
PHOTOGRAPHY: Christian Matras
Synopsis:

Local peasants attack the missionary and nun, Sister Soledad Romero in her convent. She ends up pregnant but has a stillborn child. Devastated by the events she leaves her convent and over the course of time overcomes her miseries with the help of songs. At the moment when it seems that she has found the man of her dreams, the past catches up to her…

35 mm, color, 104 min
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 23.06.2010 AT 19:00
Monday 21.06.2010 AT 21:00

All about Eve

(USA, 1950)

Directed by: Joseph Mankiewicz
PHOTOGRAPHY: Milton R. Krasner
Synopsis:

Mankijewicz’s classic is a portrait of the theater world and the pure ambition that drives it. Margo Channing is an esteemed but already old actress whose career is at an end. Eve Harrington, a young woman who introduces herself as Margo’s great and loyal fan, becomes her secretary. But soon Eve shows her true face…

b/w, 138'
PROJECTION:
Thursday 24.06.2010 AT 19:00
Wednesday 23.06.2010 AT 21:00

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

(Angst essen Seele auf, 1974)

Directed by: Rainer Fassbinder
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jürgen Jürges
Synopsis:

A story about forbidden love between a widow in her sixties, Emma, and worker Ali – from Morocco, twenty years younger than she. When the outer pressure calms down and when they are left alone, there arouses a new inner pressure bringing a new threat to their relationship. There is a question if Ali can adjust to the environment and life with Emma… 

35 mm, color, 94 min
PROJECTION:
Thursday 01.07.2010 AT 19:00
Thursday 24.06.2010 AT 21:15

That Obscure Object of Desire

(Cet obscur objet du désir, 1977)

Directed by: Luis Buñuel
PHOTOGRAPHY: Edmond Richard
Synopsis:

This is Luis Buńuel’s last film and it tells the story of Mathieu and Conchita’s relationship. He is a rich middle-aged French man and she is his former nineteen-year-old maid who. He is attracted to her and she plays a game of cat and mouse with him. It is an interesting side-light that two actresses play Conchita. The story of their affair is told by Mathieu during a ride on a train after he pours a bucket of water on a young girl’s head at the train station.

color, 35 mm, 102 min
PROJECTION:
Monday 28.06.2010 AT 21:00
Saturday 26.06.2010 AT 19:00

Labyrinth of Passion

(Laberinto de pasiones, Spain, 1982)

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ángel Luis Fernández
Synopsis:

This is an atypical love story about Sexilia, a nymphomaniac pop star, and Riza, the homosexual son of the emperor of Tiran. She goes to psychotherapy to overcome her addiction to sex and fear of the sun. Riza lives in Madrid hiding his identity from a group of terrorists who plan an attack on him. One evening he performs in a club as a punk rocker and meets Sexilia.

color, 100'
PROJECTION:
Monday 28.06.2010 AT 19:00
Saturday 26.06.2010 AT 21:00

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

(¡Átame!, Spain, 1989)

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
PHOTOGRAPHY: José Luis Alcaine
Synopsis:

Ricky was recently released from a mental hospital and starts his quest for Marina, an actress and ex-porn star with whom he spent a night a long time ago. Ricky’s parents died when he was three and he has spent his life in foster homes and hospitals, but he imagines his future with Marina and their children. He just has to convince Marina to see the same thing…

color, 101'
PROJECTION:
Wednesday 30.06.2010 AT 21:00
Tuesday 29.06.2010 AT 19:00

Hairspray

(1988.)

Directed by: John Waters
PHOTOGRAPHY: David Insley
Synopsis:

Highschool girl Tracy fulfills her childhood dreams when she becomes a member of the local dance show. Her popularity bothers the former show queen Amber, whose jealousy culminates when Velma’s boyfriend chooses Tracy. Meanwhile Tracy becomes more aware of the problem of racial segregation and openly promotes integration. Amber starts to sabotage Tracy and her ideas.

35 mm, color, 92 min
PROJECTION:
Thursday 01.07.2010 AT 21:00
Wednesday 30.06.2010 AT 19:00
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