Julieta: Melodramatic Passivity

** ½ (out of 4)

Towards the beginning of Albert Camus’ The Fall, the “judge-penitent” narrator asks the reader, “Have you noticed that it is only in death that our sentiments are reawakened? How it is that we love those friends who have just left us?” The titular protagonist (Emma Suárez in her old age, Adriana Ugarte in her youth) of Pedro Almodóvar’s newest film Julieta learns this the hard way. Continue reading