In the cinema of Pedro Almodóvar, the humble household kitchen serves many different functions. It’s a space for cooking and eating, of course, but also for murder, masochism and even sexual awakening. And in almost all cases they are synonymous with breaking away from the past.
To celebrate MUBI Magnificent Obsessions season, which features many of the Spanish auteur’s best works from the past three decades including Live Flesh, All About My Mother, Bad Education, Volver and Pain and Glory, we asked video essayist Luís Azevedo to take a closer look at the design and dramatic potential of kitchens in Almodóvar’s films.
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Published 10 Aug 2020