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Women

Elles

In this international co-production, director Luis Galvão Teles tackles the issue of ageing among five forty-something women, played by such glamorous international stars as Carmen Maura, Miou-Miou, Marisa Berenson, Guesch Patti and Marthe Keller. Although initial sequences promise something in the vein of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, in due course each woman is asked to brave her ‘problem’ and deal with it in an emotionally satisfying, mature manner. Smartly set in Lisbon, Women shows some of the city’s hidden streets, treasures and vices. As we are led through the capital’s narrow streets, we are also led into the secret lives of these women.
Portugal-France-Luxembourg-Belgium-Switzerland, 1997. English subtitles. Colour. Dolby stereo. 115 mins.

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