Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Volver opens in Chicago today...finally!!!!!. I am so excited to go see it, most importantly because it marks the return of my favorite Chica Almodóvar, Carmen Maura!

So it got me thinking...since I am such an Almodóvar fan, what are my top 5 Almodóvar films? Just off the top of my head:

1. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown)
2. Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas al montón (Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls on the Heap)
3. La ley del deseo (Law of Desire)
4. La flor de mi secreto (The Flower Of My Secret)
5. Tacones lejanos (High Heels)

If you can't tell I tend to like his 80s films and early 90s. I almost feel like 5 is not enough? I wanted to include 'Kika', 'Atame', 'Entre tineblas' and so forth. I am really looking forward to tonight's showing, I hope he doesn't let me down.


Chicago_Sexbox said...

I feel so uncultured, I think I only saw "Y Tu Mama Tambien" and that was because I was at your house and you had the DVD.

bomitoni said...

That isn't even an Almodóvar film. LOL....I guess if it's not starring Mario López you wouldn't know. I'll make sure to keep an eye out for any upcoming Ana Bárbara films for ya though. "Tu amor es una trampa una trampa maldita..."

Chicago_Sexbox said...

LMAO!!!!!!!! oh no! That is so funny. 'like omigod, i can't tell the difference between all of these mexican movies'

Chicago_Sexbox said...

Oh wait,I just remember, I did see Women On The Verge Of a Nervous Breakdown when I was like 18. I always will remember it because that one lady had the biggest nose I have ever seen in my life!

MatadorMexicano said...

was it what you expected and more?

bomitoni said...

i loved it. it was so cool seeing carmen maura working w/ pedro again :P

Vertigos said...

I have to go see it!! It's been playing here for like 2 weeks, but I didn't know!! I think this week is the final week...of course, the good movies only get a 3 week run in DR....

Rata de dos patas said...

I loved it too... but you know that as I saw you right outside the theater. About your list, it got me thinking too. A couple years back I made an effort to watch all of his movies, and I think I watched most of them. my faves?.. thats easy;
1. Atame
2. Pepi Lucy Bom
3. Todo sobre mi madre
4. Tacones lejanos
5. Kika