Broken Embraces

2009 / 127' / Spain / In Spanish, with Eng & Chi subtitles / Color

Tickets are available from 10am on Saturday 19 January online and at Cinematheque.Passion ticket office. Ticket price is MOP$60. Full-time students and senior citizens age 65 or above can enjoy 50% discount. Each purchase of 10 regular tickets or more can also enjoy 20% discount.

“In my eyes, the screen of a cinema is a mirror that foresees the future.” -- Almodóvar

Nominated for Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival (2009)

A man writes, lives and loves in darkness. Fourteen years before, he was in a brutal car crash on the island of Lanzarote. In the accident, he didn’t lose only his sight. He also lost Lena, the love of his life.

Harry Caine is a blind screenwriter, assisted by Judit and her son Diego. The past comes rushing in when Harry learns of the death of Ernesto Martel, a wealthy businessman.

In a series of flashbacks to the 1990s, we see Harry, who was then Mateo Blanco, a director; he falls in love with Ernesto's mistress, Lena, and casts her in a film. Ernesto is jealous and obsessive, sending his son to film the making of the movie, to follow Lena and Mateo, and to give him the daily footage. Meanwhile, Judit doesn't like Lena…

The story of Mateo, Lena, Judit and Ernesto Martel is a story of “amour fou”, dominated by fate, jealously, the abuse of power, treachery and a guilt complex.

Cast: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez