Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #30. Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited

Pedro Almodóvar's I'm So Excited

I’m So Excited

Director/Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
Producer(s): Agustín Almodóvar
U.S. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Paz Vega, Blanca Suárez, Lola Dueñas, Hugo Silva, Javier Cámara, Cecilia Roth, José María Yazpik, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Antonio de la Torre, Raúl Arévalo, Carmen Machi

Actors and actresses from Pedro Almodóvar’s vault of previous films, muses mixed up with newbies and even a few cameos are the team that make up a comedy that is a throwback to the Pedro of before (think pre 1990′s Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!). Teaser trailer (see below) announces this as high end comedy. Lovers of subtitles should brace themselves for impact – there’ll be a lot of spewing.

Gist: This is an ensemble comedy about a group of people on the brink of an impending disaster.

Release Date: This is receiving a March 8th release in Spain and will find its way on the Croisette. Expect Sony Pictures Classics to not waste much time and have it hit theaters during the summer.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)