Free Tickets Broken Embraces

Articles | 18 Aug 2009 | 35 comments

See the new Pedro Almodóvar movie - first and free at our preview screening

Broken Embraces (Los Abrazos Rotos) is the highly anticipated new movie from acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar.


Our preview screening will take place on Monday 24th of August in Dublin's Light House cinema.




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 didnt lose only 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 cant 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.

Since he decided to live and tell stories, Harry is an active, attractive blind man who has developed all his other senses in order to enjoy life, on a basis of irony and self-induced amnesia. He has erased from his biography any trace of his first identity, Mateo Blanco.

One night Diego has an accident and Harry takes care of him (his mother, Judit, is out of Madrid and they decide not to tell her anything so as not to alarm her). During the first nights of his convalescence, Diego asks him about the time when he answered to the name of Mateo Blanco, after a moment of astonishment Harry cant refuse and he tells Diego what happened fourteen years before with the idea of entertaining him, just as a father tells his little child a story so that hell fall asleep.

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 opens in Irish cinemas everywhere on August 28th 2009









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  • bmbm

    Big fan of his work,entered!! :)

  • Randy

    I've been looking forward to this for so long. Film noir in colour, accompanied by a stunning soundtrack, an actress playing an actress, yet another strong female character in the hands of Almadovar, and Cruz...well she's a goddess, the farther she is from Hollywood.

  • ssconnolly

    cool as a mule in a pool, looks pretty brilliant.

  • WildRose86

    ^^ I can't out rhyme that ^^

  • beansy

    Am such a fan of Almodovars work so fingers crossed. Also I adore the lighthouse. A proper grownups cinema

  • lamda

    Ditto to all the above! Love Cruz with Almodovar. Wish he'd work with Javier Bardem again too.

  • lulalah

    I can't claim any familiarity with the directors work but this is the reason why I am on


    Also I agree with Beansy The Lighthouse is a grown-up cinema!

  • nevee

    Would really love to see this, cannot wait. I'm a fan of Almodóvar and Cruz, great to see them combining forces again.

  • Jamesito

    Yes can't wait for this one, Cruz and Almodovar together are a great combination.

    Lulalah check out Volver (return) or Todo Sobre mi Madre (All about my Mother) Cruz is in both they're great movies.

  • Gavinsko

    My girlfriend wants to see this so really hope I win.

  • beansy

    thanks for the tickets!! just got my email

  • gmiskelly

    Damn it! didnt get a mail!

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