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Flower of my Secret (The)

A Feature film by Pedro Almodovar

Produced by Ciby 2000

Release in France : 27/09/1995

    Synopsis

    Leo, under the pen name Amanda Gris, is Spain's queen of the romance novel. But at forty her failed marriage is wrecking her life. She has writer's block. Her husband, Paco, a NATO official, lives in Brussels. He takes this opportunity to leave her. This almost kills Léo. She decides to "commit suicide", artistically, by destroying her life's work, following her encounter with Angel, editor of the cultural section in "El Pais" and "fan" of Amanda Gris... Angel will become her friend.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Ciby 2000

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    El Deseo

    French distribution :

    Ciby Distribution

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    About

    "This film marks a return to form to Pedro Almodovar. It contains a hidden autobiographical dimension, as in "The Law of Desire", nostalgia for the countryside, far from the loneliness and distress of the city, the underlying theme of "What Have I Done to Deserve This ?", and the capacity to create different facets of reality, as in "Tie Me Up ! Tie Me Down !". All this without forsaking the female comedy trademark that is carried off to perfection here by the magnificent Chus Lampreave and the unclassifiable Rossy de Palma. But "The Flower of My Secret" would be nothing without Marisa Paredes. The almost perfect identification that Almodovar had with Carmen Mora (...) has turned into total harmony with Marisa Paredes. Unlike Carmen, Marisa isn't Pedro's puppet but his defiant equal and it's this encounter that makes the film so perfect."

    (Nuria Vidal - Journalist)

    Full credits (10)

    Line Producer :

    Agustín Almodóvar

    Director of Photography :

    Affonso Beato

    Production manager :

    Esther Garcia

    Editor :

    José Salcedo

    Music Composer :

    Alberto Iglesias

    Screenwriter :

    Pedro Almodovar

    Sound Recordist :

    Bernardo Menz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jérome Jouneaux

    Production Designers :

    Wolfgang Burmann, Miguel Lopez-Pelegrin

    Costume designer :

    Hugo Mezcua

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    Spanish

    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Spain, France)

    Production year :

    1995

    French release :

    27/09/1995

    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    87.398

    Visa issue date :

    28/09/1995

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Shanghai - International Film Festival - 2007

    Shanghai - International Film Festival (China, 2007)

    Selection

    Official Competition