art in all its forms

art in all its forms


What? You're seeing women on the verge of a nervous breakdown?

Poster for Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar's  
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Which screens today at the Institute for Critical Thinking as part of UWI's weekly Campus Film Classics series at 5.30pm. One of Almodóvar's first break-through films. The screening will be introduced by Dr. Christopher Meir, Lecturer in the Film Programme at UWI. A discussion of the film will follow.

According to Campus Film Classics, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown revels in the glossy, larger than life potential of cinema to be the purveyor of magic and dreams, not to mention nightmares. For sheer delirious entertainment value, it is perhaps the director’s most enjoyable film to date, full of sparkling wit and invention, relentless style and panache."

Personally, it's not my favorite Almodóvar (which is actually Bad Education closely followed by Talk to Her and Volver). But this is certainly one worth seeing and is a fair introduction to one of the most exhilarating filmmakers alive today. It's a shame we don't get to see Almodóvar on the big screen more often.

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