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WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

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WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

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28. okt. 2023, 18:30

VEGA SCENE, Hausmanns gate 28, 0182 Oslo, Norway

ABOUT THE FILM

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of Pedro Almodóvar’s classic comedy “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”; the quintessential Almodóvar film!

“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” delivers a relentlessly hilarious and delirious story of romantic entanglements, revenge, and spiked gazpacho!

The plot follows Pepa, a voice actress who has just learned that her lover Iván, another actor, has left her. After a series of unsuccessful attempts to contact Iván including missed messages and telephone calls, the depressed Pepa decides to kill herself by mixing sleeping pills into gazpacho. However, her plans quickly fall apart after a series of encounters with an array of eccentric characters, including Iván's son from a previous relationship and her best friend Candela, who has been held captive by a Shiite terrorist cell.

Known for blending and reinventing genres as he sees fit, this film gracefully mixes elements of the melodrama, thriller, and screwball comedy with exceptional grace.

A perfect introduction for the work of Almodóvar and a great opportunity for long-time devotees to see this classic in the big screen!

After the film, Daniel Ovalle Costal, professor at the Barlett School in London, and author of “A Canon of Queer Domesticity: Design Speculations" will hold a conversation about Almodovar's artistic choices in the film's residential scenography, and the capacity of queer design language to challenge mainstream residential solutions and validate dissident lifestyles.

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