A film director reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
User Reviews: The movie was very expected in the cinema lovers’ circle. Last week an interview with Almodovar in the Vanity Fair about the movie.
But this piece was just too boring. Yes, it’s a high quality autobiopic but lacks
action. In some sense there is a lot of feeling of Cuaron’ s Roma but from a very diffrent perspective, of course. Banderas is great but had always that sad face expression, I just think does Almodovar really feels so bad (in the interview he kinda mentioned it) he wanted to make us to suffer as well?
There were quite a few parallel plotlines, as 50% of the movie is director’s Salvador memories of his childhood and his mother. But the stories about his olden days’ love and his strong but ageing mother lacked a lot emotional explosion we usually feel in the movies about such things. I expected to cry a bit in this movie, but at maximum had one half-tear.
Must say that cinematography and costume design is really good. Very colourful movie.