The Ages of Lulu

The Ages of Lulu ★★★½

Future Oscar-winning Best Supporting Actor Javier Bardem made his screen debut in this Bigas Luna flesh-fest, a film that would undoubtedly bring elderly AmericanAcademy members out in a cold sweat if they ever saw it!

He has a small part - pun intended! - towards the end of the film, the culmination of an uncompromising study of female sexuality exploring carnal desires most directors would shy away from.

Not Luna though; he’s never too bashful to explore the dark side of eroticism and he certainly pushes the envelope here.

Prepare to have some kind of reaction to what’s shown on screen, whether it be good or bad: it certainly won’t be indifferent..