Wednesday, 21 March 2007

March 22nd - Almodovar's "WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN"



Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Starring: Antonio Banderas


Yet another comedy this month. This film packs in two days and two nights into one-and-a-half hours of frantic activity, throwing together teetering egos and absurd circumstances in a cascading mess. Take a handful of young women and put them through this. They are never the same again. As may be guessed, the issues of love, melodrama and grotesque humor have a lot to do with the story. We are sure a lot of you are not too familiar with Spanish-language sitcoms. This movie is higher than the run of the mill. We thought that this movie would be most appropriate for the way things are on campus these days!

About the director: Pedro Almodóvar (b. 1951) is the most famous Spanish filmmaker at present. Known for his interest in the relationships between people, especially women, he successfully combines essential humanity and the culture-specific into works of sophistication. If you like this film, be sure to catch All About My Mother (1999), which is crazier by far.

2 comments:

Madhura said...

hey it was nice to see so many people in the audi for this film..!

sayerhs said...

aha, finally found it!..this film was a riot! loved every minute of it, starting from the title credits(reminded me of the titles in 'the prize winner of defiance, ohio'). Yeah, like madhura sed, its louwely to see a packed audi...hopefully, we can start having nice discussions here too..pre and post screening! :D :D
-shreyas