New and fully updated edition
In the last decade, Spanish film auteur Pedro Almodóvar has grown from critical darling of the film circuit scene to mainstream success. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his recent films range from the Oscar award–winning drama Talk to Her to the 2011 horror film The Skin I Live In. Though they are ambitious and varied, each is a distinctive innovation on the themes that have defined his work.
Desire Unlimited is the classic film-by-film assessment of Almodóvar’s oeuvre, now updated to include his most recent work. Still the only study of its kind in English, it vigorously confirms its original argument, that beneath Almodovar’s genius for comedy and visual pleasure lies a filmmaker whose work deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness.