I'm So Excited! (image 1)

Camp, kitsch and deliciously entertaining, cult Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar heads back to his wilder comedy roots.

Mark Adams, Screendaily

Screened as part of NZIFF 2013

I'm So Excited! 2013

Los amantes pasajeros

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Spain’s Pedro Almodóvar camps up the airplane disaster movie. “A hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality that unfolds as a cathartic experience for characters, audiences and director alike.” — Variety

Spain In Spanish with English subtitles
90 minutes DCP

Director, Screenplay

Producers

Augustín Almodóvar
,
Esther García

Photography

José Luis Alcaine

Editor

José Salcedo

Production designer

Antxón Gómez

Costume designers

Tatiana Hernández
,
Davidelfín

Music

Alberto Iglesias

With

Antonio de la Torre (Álex Acero)
,
Hugo Silva (Benito Morón)
,
Miguel Ángel Silvestre (Novio)
,
Javier Cámara (Joserra)
,
Carlos Areces (Fajas)
,
Raúl Arévalo (Ulloa)
,
Cecilia Roth (Norma Boss)
,
Paz Vega (Alba)
,
Antonio Banderas (León)
,
Penélope Cruz (Jessica)

Elsewhere

After a string of elegantly elaborated art-house hits exploring the laws of desire, Pedro Almodóvar regresses gleefully in I’m So Excited, his mock airplane disaster movie. Aerophobics can relax: the worst calamity that might befall anyone on board this flight is that they leave it without having shed their every last sexual inhibition. Satirising Spain’s dire economic situation, Almodóvar has his crippled plane circling the country in search of an airport that isn’t bankrupt and can handle the emergency landing. The world’s three campest airline stewards have drugged economy class into an unconscious stupor, which frees them up to entertain the stellar passengers in business, lip-sync to The Pointer Sisters, and, er, service the studly pair on the flight deck.

“A hugely entertaining, feelgood celebration of human sexuality that unfolds as a cathartic experience for characters, audiences and director alike.” — Jonathan Holland, Variety