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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown


The Criterion Collection 855

1988 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 89 min. / Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date February 21, 2017 / 39.95

Starring Carmen Maura, Fernando Guillén, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, María Barranco, Kiti Manver, Guillermo Montesinos, Chus Lampreave, Yayo Calvo, Loles León, Ángel de Andrés López, José Antonio Navarro.

Cinematography: José Luis Alcaine

Film Editor: José Salcedo

Original Music: Bernardo Bonezzi

Produced by: Augustin Almodóvar

Written and Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Connected film festival attendees learned about Pedro Almodóvar before everybody else, especially if they had an understanding of new developments in Spanish cinema. Film school had shown us nothing but the very exceptional work of Luis Buñuel, most of which is really from Mexico and France. In the 1980s we Angelenos were just getting access to films by the old-school ‘traditional’ rebel Spaniards Carlos Saura and Juan Antonio Bardem.
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Sophia Loren wins tax case after 40 years

Actor finally declared in the right after four-decade wrangle over whether 60% or 70% of her 1974 earnings were taxable

It was 1974, the year Sophia Loren starred alongside Richard Burton in Vittorio de Sica's final film, The Voyage (Il Viaggio). It was also the year that marked the start of an almost four-decade battle with the Italian tax authorities – a battle that has finally ended.

In a verdict she described as "a miracle", Loren, 79 and living in Geneva, was declared by Italy's supreme court to have been in the right over calculation of tax paid on her 1974 earnings. Her accountants said she should pay 60% while the authorities said 70% was due.

"I am happy. A saga that has been going on for almost 40 years has finally ended," Loren, who remains one of Italy's most legendary and beloved actors, was quoted as telling La Stampa on Wednesday after the court of cassation's ruling. She
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