29 September 2012

Pedro Almodóvar compels and disturbs

Los abrazos rotos  (Spain, 2009)

Broken Caresses

dir. Pedro Almodóvar

rating: ✭✭✭✭

A film noir with considerable suspense and delayed explanations with flashbacks, its characters are for the most part obsessed. Moments of happiness are short, but there is a realistic resolution.  It is not the director’s best, but certainly compelling for the viewer.