Notorious for his camp, kitsch cinema of excess, Spain’s most famous cinema export Pedro Almodóvar teams up once again with actress Penélope Cruz, creating a ﬁlm which will delight fans of their work. With a stellar Spanish cast, Broken Embraces is a sexy thriller with a twist, which in true Almodóvar style plays with the traditions of cinema.
“Pedro Almodóvar has always managed to combine elegance and exuberance, and his latest movie is no exception: a richly enjoyable piece of work, slick and sleek, with a sensuous feel for the cinematic surfaces of things and, as ever, self-reflexively infatuated with the business of cinema itself.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A restless, rangy and frankly enjoyable genre-juggler that combines melodrama, comedy and more noir-hued darkness than ever before, the film is held together by the extraordinary force of Almodovar’s cinematic personality.” Jonathan Holland, Variety
Cannes Film Festival ’09 – nomination
– Golden Palm (Pedro Almodóvar)