The Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the city.
Cinefamily is kicking off their complete Pedro Almodovar retrospective this weekend with Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988, DCP), The Skin I Live In (2011, 35mm), All About My Mother (1999, 35mm), Pepi Luci Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980, DCP), Broken Embraces (2009, DCP), and Live Flesh (1997, 35mm). Watch them all and real life won’t seem quite as exciting. I’ve seen five of the seven, and while I’m a bit cooler on The Skin I Live In (it obviously should have been titled The Skin In Which I Live I mean come on), I’m considerably warmer on Broken Embraces, so in my mind you really can’t go wrong here. My fiancée, who’s crazy for Pedro, has seen all seven and vouches for them. Fun fact – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown directly informs Broken Embraces, so there’s good cause to see both, besides their general greatness.