This film is still full of bizarre characters, and doesn't deny the unbridled, liberated counterculture after the death of Franco, the movida madrileńát, yet the director's dramatic composition is also superb, and intelligent. It is also a deeply female film. In many ways, Almodóvar's later female characters lead back to here: the mother who oppresses her son, the unfaithful, jilted lover, the first women who the oppressed son becomes infatuated with, the survivor, the one in blue tights… And it is perhaps here where Almodóvar first shows that special kind of feminine empathy and solidarity which then becomes a regularly recurring theme of his films. And that's without even mentioning the secret child.
The film was a hit. So much so that a Broadway musical was made of it in 2010.
The screening takes place in cooperation with the Spanish Embassy in Budapest.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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