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Bad Education (2004)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Run Time: 106 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NC-17 Release Year: 2004 Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Starring: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lluís Homar, Francisco Maestre

When an old friend brings filmmaker Enrique Goded (Fele Martínez) a semi-autobiographical script chronicling their adolescence, Enrique is forced to relive his youth spent at a Catholic boarding school. Weaving through past and present, the script follows a transvestite performer (Gael García Bernal) who reconnects with a grade school sweetheart. Spurred on by this chance encounter, the character reflects on her childhood sexual victimization and the trauma of closeting her sexual orientation.