Cruz is stupendous, as is Almodovar's direction, which manages to be both economical and deeply expressive. The intermingling of melodrama and the pointedly political succeeds wonderfully, and the ending is a gut punch that brought me to tears. I'll be thinking about it for a long time.
Humanist filmmaking par excellence made more powerful by the sense of anger that's tangible throughout.
Whole cast is terrific and Rossy de Palma just fabulous.
A film by a cinematic master to be cherished because its beauty is so fucking rare...