Circle Cinema presents “Broken Embraces”
TULSA, Okla. – – The non-profit Circle Cinema presents “BROKEN EMBRACES,” a Canne Film Festival official selection from famed writer/director Pedro Almodovar, and starring Penelope Cruz.
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 not only lost his sight, he also lost Lena, the love of his life. This man uses two names: Harry Caine, a playful pseudonym with which he signs his literary works, stories and scripts, and Mateo Blanco, his real name, with which he lives and signs the film he directs. After the accident, Mateo Blanco reduces himself to his pseudonym, Harry Caine. If he can’t direct films he can only survive with the idea that Mateo Blanco died on Lanzarote with his beloved Lena. In the present day, Harry Caine lives thanks to the scripts he writes and to the help he gets from his faithful former production manager, Judit García, and from Diego, her son, his secretary, typist and guide. The story of Mateo, Lena, Judit and Ernesto Martel is a story of “amour fou”, dominated by fatality, jealously, the abuse of power, treachery and a guilt complex. A moving and terrible story, the most expressive image of which is the photo of two lovers embracing, torn into a thousand pieces.
“BROKEN EMBRACES” is rated R, is 127 minutes in length, and is in Spanish with English subtitles. It will open at the Circle Cinema on Friday March 5. For more information, visit circlecinema.com, or call 592-, that’s 592-3456.