Pedro Almodóvar’s English-language debut is a short film adapted from Jean Cocteau’s play about a woman coping with a recent break-up. Filmed in the director’s trademark vivid color and continuing his fierce devotion to strong women, it stars Tilda Swinton in the lead (and only) role, which pales only slightly when matched with Rosamund Pike’s fantastic 2018 effort. It’s a tour de force of top-shelf acting and directing, whose only fault is that its 30-minute runtime leaves you desperately wanting more.

4.5/5 stars