November 17, 2017

The Flower of My Secret

When:
November 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2017-11-19T14:00:00-06:00
2017-11-19T14:15:00-06:00
Where:
Chazen Museum of Art
Madison
WI 53706
USA
Contact:
UW Cinematheque
The Flower of My Secret @ Chazen Museum of Art | Madison | Wisconsin | United States

THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET
(LA FLOR DE MI SECRETO)
Spain | 1995 | 35mm | 103 min. | Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Marisa Paredes, Juan Echanove, Rossy de Palma
Lovelorn romance novelist Leo (Paredes) sees her own marriage to a military officer disintegrate, along with her career. Leo longs to shake off her nom de plume and publish more serious work. Her chance comes via a newspaper editor, who unknowingly asks her to pen a scathing newspaper review of her alter ego’s latest bestseller. Like his protagonist, Almodóvar had reached a major turning point, shedding the camp comedy and murderous intrigue of his early work and giving himself over to full-blown melodrama. The repercussions were long-lasting—Almodóvar later mined two of this film’s minor subplots for portions of All About My Mother and Volver.