Nightclub singer Yolanda is blighted by drugs and has herself committed to a charity convent. Life there isn’t quite as she expected, however, with the nuns there including a writer of pulp fiction, a drug addict and a masochist. Almodóvar’s third feature is a kitsch, bitchy delight that showcases typically brilliant performances from three of his favourite actresses: Carmen Maura, Cecilia Roth and Marisa Paredes.
- Introduction by José Arroyo
- 16-page extract from Almodóvar on Almodóvar (Faber & Faber)