Past Season:

Celebrating Penélope Cruz

Sat 06 Aug — Thu 08 Sep 2022

From a fledgling actress in the outrageous melodrama Jamón Jamón (1992) to her ripe performance in Parallel Mothers (2021), Penélope Cruz has come a long way. Cruz first made a splash in Spain, then sauntered into Hollywood and became a mainstream success. But it wasn’t until she was reunited with Pedro Almodóvar as Raimunda in Volver (2006) that she cemented herself as one of the most iconic stars of modern cinema.

The Garden Cinema dedicates August to Penélope Cruz. Come enjoy the Mediterranean air of Jamón Jamón (1992)the romantic angst of Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) and – of course –  Almodóvar’s best work, featuring his muse Penélope.

Past Screenings

Volver 15

An astonishing mix of comedy, melodrama, murder, and fantasy that manages to combine these genres into a fascinating story of mothers… Read More
Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2006, 116m.
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Everybody Knows 15

Laura and her two children travel from Argentina to Spain to attend her sister's wedding. The joyful reunion soon turns tragic… Read More
Asghar Farhadi, Spain, 2018, 128m.
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona 12A

On holiday in Barcelona, two American women (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson) become infatuated with Spanish painter Juan (Javier Bardem) when… Read More
Woody Allen, Spain, USA, 2008, 92m.
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Parallel Mothers 15

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and… Read More
Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 2021, 123m.
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Jamón Jamón 15

Provocative and amusing, Jamón Jamón's overheated melodrama is often its own reward. This is a perfect ride to take you through… Read More
Bigas Luna, Spain, 1993, 93m.
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