7. TALK TO HER
dir. Pedro Almodóvar
world premiere 2002
U.S. release 2002
Because the auteur made good on his new rep for "maturity" without hugging the audience quite so often as he did in his prior
outing, and in fact by push-pulling them through an illicit tale of the permeabilities between care and harm, beauty and outrage.
Inspired by dance, music, color, and older film forms, but seriously, who else would ever have made this? And so perfectly?