23rd-28th September 2019

Chagford, Dartmoor, Devon

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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

  • Director: Pedro Almodovar
  • Cast: Carmen Maura, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco, Antonio Banderas, Kiti Mánver, Rossy De Palma
  • Country of origin: Spain
  • Certificate: 12
  • Length: 88 minutes
  • Year: 1988

While seeking her unfaithful and elusive lover, a television actress tries to hold on to her sanity amid a whirlwind existence, both helped and hindered by a host of fellow eccentrics.

One of the most successful comedies ever made, Pedro Almodóvar’s playful cinematic triumph brought him and his remarkable cast new fans the world over. We mark both the 30th anniversary of the film and also Pedro Almodóvar’s birthday with this special screening.

Spanish with English subtitles.

30th anniversary screening.

With an introduction by Sally Faulkner, Head of Modern Languages and Professor of Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at the University of Exeter.

Q&A after the screening with Professor Sally Faulkner, Dr Guillem Colom-Montero and Rachel Beaney.