Ending of the festival
Thursday, 31 August
Spain 2006 / 120 min
Dir: Pedro Almodóvar, script: Pedro Almodóvar, DoP: José Luis Alcaine, music: Alberto Iglesias, cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, prod: El Deseo S.A., sales: Focus Features, distributor: Tallinnfilm
The story takes place in Madrid and its lively working-class neighbourhoods, where the immigrants from the various Spanish provinces share dreams, lives and fortune with a multitude of ethnic groups and other races. At the heart of this social framework, three generations of women survive wind, fire and even death, thanks to goodness, audacity and a limitless vitality.
They are Raimunda (Penelope Cruz), who is married to an unemployed labourer and has a teenage daughter; Sole, her sister, who makes a living as a hairdresser; and the mother of both (Carmen Maura), who died in fire along with her husband. This character appears first to her sister and then to Sole, although the people with whom she has some unresolved matters are Raimunda and her neighbour in the village, Agustina.
In Spanish, with Estonian and Russian subtitles
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