Everyone that knows me well enough, knows I am a HUGE Pedro Almodóvar fan since I watched Mujeres Al Borde De Un Ataque De Nervios ("Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown") back in 1988-1989. Almodovar's style is simply unique. Surreal, excellent social critique, creative.
I would say his last two movies before this one present a departure from the usual.. more emotionally charged. But this one brings a new interesting mix of elements... but it's still defnitively an Almodovar film.
A writer and director from Spain, that dares to present a certain reality, in a way that apparently no one else seems to dare, or be capable of. And were Antonio Banderas made if I understand correctly, most of his films before being famous in the US.
Bad Education is the title in English... go and watch it. Let me know what you think. I had to watch it twice to emotionally understand it, but it's really good.