Almodóvar’ Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at MDC Tower Theater

Fri Sep 6, 2019

When Pepa Marcos’ (Carmen Maura) lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén) suddenly leaves her without any explanation, she embarks on a strange journey to discover why. On the way she meets a variety of eccentric characters, including Ivan’s son from a previous relationship (Antonio Banderas), his fiancee Marissa (Rossy de Palma) and a Shiite terrorist cell who have been secretly holding her best friend Candela (María Barranco) hostage. It’s a film noir take on the romantic comedy.

Written by: Pedro Almodóvar
Produced by: Pedro Almodóvar
Cinematography: José Luis Alcaine
Editing: José Salcedo
Music: Bernardo Bonezzi

“In Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Mr. Almodovar sets out to charm rather than shock. That he succeeds should not come as a surprise.”

The New York Times

A film by:  Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, María Barranco

Spain / 1988 / 89 min / Comedy, Drama / Rated R
In Spanish with English Subtitles

Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film, 1989

Golden Globe Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film, 1989

Goya Award Winner: Best Film, 1989

Academy Awards: Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film, 1989
Goya Awards: Winner, Best Picture, 1989

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