Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom
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Director: Pedro Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar
1980 / 82min / DCP
Almodóvar’s first feature, a landmark of the exuberant, insouciant La Movida Madrileña counterculture that exploded in Spain after the end of Franco’s fascist dictatorship. Based on a fotonovela that Almodóvar published in an underground zine, and shot for peanuts on 16mm stock, the film follows the misadventures of three Madrid women: Pepi (Carmen Maura), a layabout who becomes an overnight success in the advertising world; Luci (Eva Siva), a housewife who discovers her hidden masochistic side; and Bom (Alaska), the lesbian punker who teaches Luci to find her pleasure in pain. The scandalous, scrappy, and often hysterical opening barrage of a brilliant career.
Please note: This title is screening on DCP.