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Pedro Almodovar: A Complete Retrospective

Watch all 22 of the Spanish auteur's films on the big screen, including classics like 'All About My Mother' and his latest feature 'Parallel Mothers'.
By Sarah Ward
January 13, 2022
By Sarah Ward
January 13, 2022

Pedro Almodóvar has made many a fantastic film over the past four decades. In 2019, however, the Spanish director added one of his greatest movies yet to his resume. We're talking about Pain and Glory. If you saw it, you likely loved it. And, if you hadn't already watched your way through the inimitable auteur's back catalogue before then, the Academy Award-nominee should've inspired you to do just that.

You've had a couple of years to start your viewing, of course — and plenty of time over the past two years, in fact. But whether you still have some gaps or you're fond of the big-screen experience, the Randwick Ritz is giving you a chance to check out Almodóvar's entire filmography in a cinema.

Every Friday night between January 14–June 10, you can swoon over the filmmaker's emotionally charged dramas and rove your eyes over his colourful frames. No one makes movies quite like him, as this retrospective shows. Get ready to spend plenty of time staring at two of his favourite actors, too, with Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz each popping up regularly in the director's work.

On the lineup: Banderas being exceptional in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Skin I Live In and the aforementioned Pain and Glory, plus Cruz at her stellar best in Volver, Broken Embraces and Oscar-winner All About My Mother — and Almodóvar's also-phenomenal brand new movie Parallel Mothers, too. Yes, the list goes on.

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