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|Desc||Victoria Abril au festival de Cannes|
|Usage||Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0|
1991 film by Pedro Almodóvar
|Released||1991 (31 years, 6 months ago)|
|Awards||César Award for Best Foreign Film|
|Genre||drama film and LGBT-related film|
|Production company||Canal+ and El Deseo|
|Country of origin||France and Spain|
About High Heels
High Heels, the 1991 film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, is a dazzling and provocative exploration of mother-daughter relationships, show business, and gender identity. The film stars Marisa Paredes as Becky del Paramo, a famous singer who reconnects with her estranged daughter, Rebeca (Victoria Abril), after years of absence. As the two women navigate their complicated past and present, they are also confronted with the presence of Manuel (Miguel Bosé), a transgender journalist who becomes a catalyst for their emotional and sexual awakening.
Almodóvar's signature style is on full display in High Heels, with its vibrant colors, melodramatic plot twists, and playful use of music and pop culture references. The film is a tribute to the power of performance, both on stage and in everyday life, and a celebration of the fluidity of gender and sexuality. Paredes and Abril deliver powerful performances as two women who are both fierce and vulnerable, and Bosé brings a nuanced and empathetic portrayal of a character who defies easy categorization.
High Heels is also a commentary on the role of women in the entertainment industry, and the pressures and expectations that come with fame and success. Almodóvar's portrayal of Becky as a diva who is both adored and despised by her fans and colleagues is a sharp critique of the sexism and misogyny that still pervade the music and film industries. At the same time, the film also celebrates the resilience and creativity of women who refuse to be defined by others' expectations.
Overall, High Heels is a bold and captivating film that showcases Almodóvar's unique vision and his ability to blend humor, drama, and social commentary in a way that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. It is a must-see for fans of Spanish cinema and anyone who appreciates films that challenge conventions and push boundaries.
- Ebert, R. (1993). High Heels. RogerEbert.com. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/high-heels-1993
- Kehr, D. (1993). High Heels. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/05/movies/review-film-high-heels.html
- Rodriguez, R. (2016). High Heels: Pedro Almodóvar's Melodrama of the Diva.
Cast and crew
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