Hi everyone! Given that we will have more time than usual in our hands due to the current lockdown, I thought it might be interesting if we shared what everyone has been watching.
I’ve been revisiting some Almodovar, mainly his early films. I have to admit I’m not the biggest fan of everything he’s done after the 80s (except for maybe Volver, as he reunites with one of my favourite actressess of all time, Carmen Maura). While his first feature Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Average Girls (Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, 1980) might be a bit too intense for viewers that are not familiar with Almodovar, you might find this film quite funny:
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios
I think this is one of the last Almodovar films, when he took himself less seriously and his films captured really well the craziness of Spain in the 80s, after the fall of the Franco dictatorship.
Dumped by her lover Iván, soap actress Pepa needs to track him down to deliver an important message. But her life is soon invaded by a series of distractions: Pepa’s friend Candela might have got involved in a terrorist plot, while Iván’s son, who is flat-hunting, ends up visiting Pepa’s apartment.
You can probably find it online easily, but if you can’t, let me know!
Which films have you been watching recently?