Law of Desire

Friday, November 3 - Wednesday, November 8, 2023

“Queer filmmaker Pablo gets caught up in an obsessive relationship with the young and demanding Antonio. After Antonio violently encroaches upon every aspect of Pablo’s personal life, including his relationship with his former lover Juan, Pablo still can’t decide if what he feels for Antonio is true love or merely desire.” — Staff pick by Jack R., Usher

Screening as part of our series Staff Picks Summer 2023-Winter 2024.

Previously screened as part of our series When the Lights Go Down: The Sex Scene

  • Country Spain
  • Language Spanish with English Subtitles
  • Year 1987
  • Running Time 102 minutes
  • Distributor Sony Pictures Classics
  • Director Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas

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