Hable con Ella (Talk to Her) (2002)

I enjoy the way in which Almodóvar can render the unusual as perfectly normal. Sympathetic girl-next-door nuns; long-lost transsexual fathers; mothers raised from the dead; novelists who waver between hysteria and flinty pragmatism – Almodóvar reminds us that we are but one fake-eyelash away from ridiculousness. In a cheerful way, he reminds us that we…