Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 03 Dec 2006
One of Almodóvar’s more accessible efforts and a precursor to All About my Mother, The Flower of My Secret is also widely regarded as amongst the director’s most emotive and courageous works. The film follows Leo Macías (Marisa Paredes), a romantic novelist who writes her trashy tomes under the pseudonym Amanda Gris. When her marriage begins to dissolve, Leo falls into despair, leading her to drink and to lose her knack for writing. To make matters worse, Ángel (Juan Echanove), a newspaper editor with a romantic interest in Leo, hires her to write a scathing review of Amanda Gris, not realizing Gris is Leo's nom de plume. Nominated for multiple Goya awards and featuring superlative performances from Almodóvar’s repertory cast as characteristically colourful characters, this is an intimate yet comic portrait of suffering and pain.