Dedicating a retrospective to Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar means bringing light to a major cinematographic work, all together definitively cinephile, popular and exhilarating. This fierce artisan of film staging is carried by characters driven with vivid forces that often take them away from comfort and push them to discover brand new facets of themselves. They are then transformed, by means of love or disillusion. Coming back, they put conventional opinions at rest, shaping genders and social constraints. The art of filming does the rest.