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It’s Not Brand New, But It’s Great

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Foreign Films, Movies

brokenAlthough Broken Embraces was released on DVD in March, it is still considered a “new” movie and should not be missed.  Starring the incomparable Penelope Cruz and directed by one of Spain’s foremost talents, Pedro Almodovar, this film has many layers, many time frames, and many thought-provoking moments.  The story begins with a blind screenplay writer who hears of the death of an old enemy.  The enemy was the former lover of the writer’s former lover.  Confused?  The confusion unwinds as the story unfolds, taking us back and forth in time.  The acting is wonderful, the story is well-constructed, and the visuals are striking.  Those of you who have seen Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will enjoy references to that film.  If you enjoy good foreign films you can’t miss this one.

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