ICE-Vision: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Almodóvar, 1988)
Thursday, October 16 at 6 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
ICE-Vision continues with Film Studies and English major Dafna Kaufman’s selections of great films that may be forgotten by the general public, but can be remembered and cherished through viewings today.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a 1988 Spanish black comedy-drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. The film brought Almodóvar to widespread international attention: it was nominated for the 1988 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and won five Goya Awards including Best Film. Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote, “In ”Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, ”Mr. Almodovar sets out to charm rather than shock. That he succeeds should not come as a surprise. The common denominator of all Almodovar films, even the one that winds up in an ecstatic murder-suicide pact, is their great good humor.”