The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is celebrating Spaniard filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s 36 years of cinema work and the opening of his new film, Julieta, by playing all the works he has ever created for three weeks at the museum from November 29th to December 17th. Almodóvar has revolutionized Spaniard cinema with his provocative unconventional characters, sexually fluid narratives and complex, unprecedented women. Here are five Pedro Almodóvar films to watch about terribly multiplex women characters. Almodóvar and Antonio Banderas have a great working relationship, hence he is in most of the films. All films will play at MoMA.
The Skin I Live In
A multifaceted film about an immoral surgeon, played by Antonio Banderas, who tries to heal his pain after his wife dies from a brutal burning car accident. He is obsessed with creating synthetic skin that can withhold anything. After 12 years, he feels confident enough to experiment on a female human guinea pig, who is held prisoner but eventually tries to escape. Though it can be interpreted in different ways, one interpretation is that the film represents the strength and determined ways of women who want to break free from societal norms. Playing Thurs, Dec 8 at 4pm and Mon, Dec 12 at 2pm. Also watch on Netflix.