Set in post-Franco Madrid during the early ’80s, Pedro Almodovar’s second feature is a perverse and convoluted farce. A bisexual Arab prince (Imanol Arias) falls for a nympho rock singer (Cecilia Roth). He’s being hounded by an Islamic faction, while she’s seeking closure on an infant trauma. This is typical early Pedro: camp, endlessly parodic, but lacking the emotional heft of recent winners like Volver. Look out for a young Antonio Banderas as a gay terrorist.