116: Bad Education (2004)

Sweet transvestite.

My most nuggety of nugget audio interviews so far is for the pioneering Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s “serious movie” Bad Education. Starring Gael García Bernal and Fele Martínez, this conventionally unconventional neo-noir caper continues on ol’ Pedro’s familiar black-as-night themes of death, sex, and other social taboos. It’s supposedly his most personal film too, recoiling his own painful childhood experiences and those of his family friends. Dark.

It might not be his best, but Bad Education is another worthy addition to the director’s impressive canon of work. With twenty feature films, I have a lot of catching up to do.

★★★★☆☆
IMDb it.

PS – If you have the time, make sure you watch this Q&A/interview of Almodóvar at the New York Film Festival from last year, with extended conversation on his latest sensational feature The Skin I Live In. Check it right durr.

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