Almodovar at his quirky, curious best. All About My Mother (right) offers a soaring salute to mums everywhere, not to mention a nostalgic farewell to the good old days of transvestite prostitution.
The high-school comedy peaks with this oddbod masterpiece about a gal (Olivia Williams), a guy (Bill Murray) and the schoolboy (Jason Schwartzman) who gets between them. A genuine one-off.
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (15)
In a nutshell: Kenny gets killed, Cartman gets shock treatment, Hitler befriends Gandhi (and George Burns) and America goes to war with Canada. Oh yeah - and it's funny, too.
Strangers on a Train (PG)
Robert Walker and Farley Granger swap murders for an accelerating fairground-ride thriller. Perhaps the most quintessentially Hitchcockian of all Alfred's outings.
Late August, Early September (15)
Tangy Parisian soap-operatics, expanded on with the minimum of fuss by talented writer-director Olivier (Irma Vep) Assayas.