Distribution

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios)

Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

Spain

1988

89 mins

15

Play Dates

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  • South West
  • Scotland
  • Midlands
  • South East
  • North
  • Wales

Barn Cinema

29/11/2018

- 29/11/2018

Totnes

Belmont Filmhouse

29/12/2018

- 29/12/2018

Aberdeen

Broadway Cinema

09/12/2018

- 09/12/2018

Nottingham

Chichester Cinema at New Park

26/01/2019

- 26/01/2019

Excluded Dates: 27th-29th

Chichester

Derby QUAD

20/12/2018

- 20/12/2018

Derby

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

17/11/2018

- 17/11/2018

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

06/01/2019

- 06/01/2019

Hebden Bridge Picture House

02/01/2019

- 02/01/2019

Hebden Bridge

Hyde Park Picture House

31/12/2018

- 31/12/2018

Leeds

KinoKulture Cinema

29/01/2019

- 29/01/2019

Oswestry

Pomegranate Theatre

18/01/2019

- 18/01/2019

Chesterfield

Showroom Workstation

04/12/2018

- 04/12/2018

Sheffield

Storyhouse

25/11/2018

- 25/11/2018

Chester

The Dukes

10/01/2019

- 10/01/2019

Lancaster

Watershed

02/12/2018

- 02/12/2018

Bristol

Barn Cinema

29/11/2018

- 29/11/2018

Totnes

Watershed

02/12/2018

- 02/12/2018

Bristol

Belmont Filmhouse

29/12/2018

- 29/12/2018

Aberdeen

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

17/11/2018

- 17/11/2018

Dundee

Eden Court Theatre

06/01/2019

- 06/01/2019

Broadway Cinema

09/12/2018

- 09/12/2018

Nottingham

Derby QUAD

20/12/2018

- 20/12/2018

Derby

Pomegranate Theatre

18/01/2019

- 18/01/2019

Chesterfield

Chichester Cinema at New Park

26/01/2019

- 26/01/2019

Excluded Dates: 27th-29th

Chichester

Hebden Bridge Picture House

02/01/2019

- 02/01/2019

Hebden Bridge

Hyde Park Picture House

31/12/2018

- 31/12/2018

Leeds

Showroom Workstation

04/12/2018

- 04/12/2018

Sheffield

KinoKulture Cinema

29/01/2019

- 29/01/2019

Oswestry

Storyhouse

25/11/2018

- 25/11/2018

Chester

The Dukes

10/01/2019

- 10/01/2019

Lancaster

Cast:

Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano

“Learning mechanics is easier than learning male psychology. You can figure out a bike, but you can never figure out a man.”

Melding melodrama with screwball farce, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown was Pedro Almodóvar’s international breakthrough and secured his place at the vanguard of modern European cinema. Starring frequent Almodóvar collaborators Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas, this unimpeachable black comedy was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards and  won five Goyas in Spain, including Best Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Maura.

With Almodóvar’s trademark playful exploration of the female psyche, the film tells the story of Pepa (Maura) who resolves to kill herself with a batch of sleeping-pill-laced gazpacho after her lover leaves her. Fortunately, she is interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events – and many characters who are all possibly on the verge of a full emotional collapse.

A tale of the volatility of sexual desire and the anxieties of romantic relationships, but also the possibilities for personal liberation, Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown oozes with Almodovar’s unique vision, irreverent humour and vibrant visual sense. With an exceptional ensemble cast that also includes Rossy de Palma, this film is the work of an artist in total control of his craft.

Play Dates

Booking Information

Telephone:
0207 636 7120

Email:
programming@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

Available Formats

DCP & Blu-ray

Distributor

Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

Terms

£100 flat fee per screening

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