Absolutely exhausting but brilliant movie. Mixing very emotional and human themes with the terrifying history of the Spanish civil war.
Almodóvar’s style reminds me of lesser Spanish movies (typically comedies) but his excellent storytelling abilities makee the movies be anything but.
Actually I’d dare to say that the semblance to this kind of movie enhances this one since the style make it seem so innocent and simple. This contrast between style and theme further adds to the gravitas.