When an old friend brings filmmaker Enrique Goded (Fele Martínez) a semi-autobiographical script chronicling their adolescence, Enrique is forced to relive his youth spent at a Catholic boarding school. Weaving through past and present, the script follows a transvestite performer (Gael García Bernal) who reconnects with a grade school sweetheart. Spurred on by this chance encounter, the character reflects on her childhood sexual victimisation and the trauma of closeting her sexual orientation.

Interested in the Spanish language? Stratford East Picturehouse is partnering up with Spanish House London for a workshop before the film.

Halfway between a film discussion and a Spanish lesson, the workshop has been devised by one of the most experienced Spanish House London teachers, Agusti Guerrero, CLTA-qualified Spanish teacher and MA in Cinematography from the University of Barcelona.

Head to the Spanish House website for more information: www.SpanishHouseLondon.com

  • Director :
  • Pedro Almodóvar
  • Starring :
  • Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Francisco Maestre, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar
  • Release Date :
  • 21 May 2004
  • Certificate :
  • 15
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