Miami Beach Cinematheque. From September 11 through 22, 2013.
A very varied group of people are in a precarious situation aboard a plane flying to Mexico City. A technical failure (a kind of justifiable negligence, even though it sounds contradictory, but that’s what human actions are) has endangered the lives of the passengers on Peninsula Flight 2549.
The pilots, hardened, experienced professionals are striving, along with their colleagues in the Control Center, to find a solution. The flight attendants and the chief steward are atypical, baroque characters who, in the face of danger, try to forget their own personal problems and devote themselves body and soul to the task of making the flight as enjoyable as possible for the passengers, while they wait for a solution. Life in the clouds is as complicated as it is at ground level, and for the same reasons, which could be summarized in two: sex and death.
Directed by Pedro Almodovar / Spain / 2013 / 90 mins. With Carlos Areces, Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Lola Duenes, Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139