A few weeks back it was announced that "The Skin I Live In" director Pedro Almodóvar had been tapped by AFI Fest to serve as Guest Artistic Director. It's been an eclectic couple of years for the position, as David Lynch served in the position's inaugural year.
The festival just sent out a release announcing Almodóvar's selected classic horror films and thrillers to be screened in a sidebar program. They include Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Cercle Rouge," Georges Franju's "Eyes without a Face," Edmund Goulding's "Nightmare Alley" and Robert Siodmak's "The Killers."
The quartet joins Almodovar's own "Law of Desire," which was previously announced as a Gala screening and "An Evening with Pedro Almodovar" set for November 7.