Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Director:   Pedro Almodovar
Year:   1988
Language:   Spanish
Time:   90 minutes

In an archetypal Almodovar world lives are tangled and passions strained, all with great comic effect. The complex plot involves several women struggling with difficult men, the police and one another.

The film received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film and won the New York Film Critics Circle award as best foreign language film.

Rated R for language and adult situations.

Post-film discussion led by Alan Tinkler.


About the director.

A sampling of reviews.

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