D: Pedro Almodóvar (Julieta, The Skin I Live In, Matador).
S: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, Penélope Cruz.
Director Pedro Almodóvar and actor Antonio Banderas continually prove to be an engaging team. Banderas here plays a drug-imbibing enthusiast, movie director in early retirement. His raison d’être has deserted him. The film veers into the self-indulgent, but is moving. It has some of the most striking design of 2019 so far.