Academy Cinemas presents Director Spotlight on Pedro Almodóvar & actor Antonio Banderas on December 21st, screening their 1987 collaboration LAW OF DESIRE at 4pm followed by PAIN AND GLORY.
LAW OF DESIRE
'When porn director Pablo (Eusebio Poncela) reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan (Miguel Molina), he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up with a psychotic new lover, Antonio (Antonio Banderas). Antonio intercepts their correspondence and flies into a towering rage, terrifying Pablo, but also inspiring him creatively as he works on a play about his transsexual sister (Carmen Maura).'
PAIN AND GLORY
Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation as past and present come crashing down around him.