Talk to Her (R)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar. With Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti, Geraldine Chaplin. (116 min.)
The main characters are two very different men caring for women in long-term comas, and the message is that the power of love and compassion must never be underestimated, even when the recipients seem oblivious. The intricate story is challenging to follow and sometimes perverse in its content. There's no mistaking the rays of optimism shining at its heart, though. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Bravely told, tightly crafted, gripping vistas.