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The Flower of My Secret


As her marriage looks increasingly hopeless, a romance novelistā€™s (Marisa Paredes) writing turns darker. Not one of Pedro AlmodĆ³varā€™s greatest films, but an important part of his career, as this one became a point of transition from provocative farces to colorful melodramas, maintaining an aura of absurdity. Parts of the film also inspired later AlmodĆ³var tales, not least Volver (2006). Paredes is fine in the lead as a writer on the verge of a nervous breakdown, wonderfully supported by Chus Lampreave and Rossy de Palma as a bickering mother and daughter duo. Not much substance here though.

1995-Spain-France. 100 min. Color. Written and directed byĀ Pedro AlmodĆ³var. Cast: Marisa Paredes (Leo MacĆ­as), Juan Echanove (Ɓngel), Imanol Arias (Paco), Carmen Elias, Rossy de Palma, Chus Lampreave.

Trivia: Original title: La flor de mi secreto.Ā 



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