Sunday Cinematheque at The Chazen: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown | Spain | 1988 | 35mm | 89 min. | Spanish with English subtitles Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Sunday, September 03, 2017
A triumph of pop art, this exuberant screwball comedy catapulted Almodóvar to the forefront of world cinema. Frequent collaborator Maura gives the performance of her career as a jilted actress holed up in her posh apartment, awaiting a phone call from her costar lover. She is visited by a roundelay of hilarious, similarly scorned characters, whose companionship mostly serves to drive each other even crazier.