Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos)

Miami Beach Cinematheque. Feb 12th and 13th, 2010.

The Spanish film Broken Embraces (Los abrazos rotos), directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Penélope Cruz, Lluis Homar, Blanca Portillo and Rossy de Palma, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on February 12th and 13th at 7:00 and 9:15 p.m.

The film centers on a four-way tale of dangerous love, and was shot in the style of a hard-boiled 1950s American film noir, more themed to the neo-noir genre. However, it is filmed in bright color, as most of Almodovar’s films are, rather than black-and-white. The cast includes many Almodóvar regulars such as Ángela Molina, Lola Dueñas and Penélope Cruz (her fourth film with the director). The film’s soundtrack includes Cat Power, Uffie, and Can.

Many themes include noir references such as posters in sets, the lighting and the characters themselves. The film was accepted into the main selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or, his third film to do so and fourth to screen at the festival. The film has also been nominated for the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Almodóvar’s sixth film to be nominated in this category. It has also been nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for Penélope Cruz’s performance.

Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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