Not, strictly speaking, a vintage film, but instead a short recap of an event at a local repertory theater: Recent Spanish Cinema’s vino and queso festivity in the courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Packed with colorful and stylish people, the courtyard party offered all manner of Spanish delicacies, and was followed by a double feature of Almodovar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Matador.
I first saw Women on the Verge in middle school Spanish class, but it was great to revisit as a slightly more mature person now. Young Antonio Banderas is ridiculously adorable, and each scene is plotted so neatly and precisely–all for maximum comedy effect, when desired. And after Matador, which was also fantastic, I’m thinking I’ll need to put the rest of Almodovar’s work on my list to work through eventually.
Many thanks to the Egyptian Theatre and Recent Spanish Cinema for putting on the event, and making a group of happy moviegoers even happier–because truly the perfect pairing of great Spanish wines and cheese is a couple of great Spanish films.