"BROKEN EMBRACES" (2009; R)

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Kansas City and Seville, Spain, are sister cities. Thus this series of  Spanish-language movies by “bad boy” director Pedro Almodovar. He loves women – and makes them the focus of his provocative films.
Almodovar's Women film series
Saturday, March 9, 2013
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar goes into Hitchcock mode for this tale of illicit love and brutal revenge. A film director accepts financing from a ruthless industrialist and falls for the man’s beautiful mistress (Penelope Cruz), who is starring in the movie.
The story is told in flashback as the director – now blind and surviving by writing screenplays – looks back on the turning point in his life and career.