“Pedro Almodóvar's films are an acquired taste, and with HIGH HEELS I am at last beginning to acquire it.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Monday, December 4, 8:30 p.m. | Of Almodóvar’s farcical melodrama, Roger Ebert wrote “Pedro Almodóvar’s films are an acquired taste, and with HIGH HEELS I am at last beginning to acquire it.” High-spirited, bittersweet and brimming with Almodóvar’s trademark vivid color and style, in HIGH HEELS a famous actress is reunited with the daughter she abandoned as a child, only to discover that her daughter’s husband is none other than her ex-lover. Sakamoto’s swooning score is joined by a soundtrack featuring Miles Davis, Costa-Rican singer Chavela Vargas, and Canadian jazz pianist Gil Evans.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Golden India Catalina, Best Film, Cartagena Film Festival
Winner - Best Actress (Marisa Paredes), Cartagena Film Festival
Winner - Best Foreign Film, César Awards
The Sounds of Ryuichi Sakamoto Series: When acclaimed Japanese composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away earlier this year, audiences–and the film industry–lost a legend. The pioneering Academy Award winner was praised for his inventive, idiosyncratic style and his avant-guard sensibilities, Sakamoto’s scores are introspective, sweeping, and have influenced contemporary musicians the world over. View full series.
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