Pioner Cinema » Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
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  • Drama, comedy
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  • 1988
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  • 88 min.
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  • Spain
  • director: Pedro Almodovar
  • cast: Carmen Maura, María Barranco, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Fernando Guillén, Rossy de Palma, Kiti Mánver
  • language: Spanish with Russian subtitles
  • restrictions: 16+

Pioner Cinema and MasterCard are excited to present a new film festival, “Priceless Cities in Cinema,” curated as part of MasterCard’s Priceless Cities Programme, which creates unique experience and benefits for MasterCard cardholders in various cities around the world.

“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” (1988) is a masterful film by the great Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, which became one of his first international hits (the picture was nominated for an Oscar, and a Hollywood remake is in the works). This sparkling and completely unpredictable story of passion and infidelity intertwines comedy and farce, lyricism and the grotesque, pastiche and pop-art. In his own peculiar manner, Almodovar simultaneously exalts and parodies the contemporary mores that define the spectrum of human relationships – from social and class distinctions to those of love and sex. The film went down in history as a veritable gallery of outstanding feminine characters – Almodovar’s classic women, comparable only with Fellini’s equally bright and vivacious heroines – if that. And of course, the atmosphere and characters in the film are inseparable from Madrid, with its volcanic energy, spontaneity and freedom, and its brilliant colors – all of which exert an influence on Almodovar’s unique style, who in turn glorifies this city in practically all of his films.

As part of the “Priceless Cities in Film” festival, MasterCard premium cardholders are eligible for a special offer: a 50% discount on ticket purchases and reservations at the Pioner box office. A 5% discount is available to all MasterCard cardholders when purchasing tickets online. In addition, every month at Pioner Cinema’s Pion Cafe, specially-chosen set menus will be on offer in celebration of the “city of the month.” MasterCard cardholders who have purchased tickets to a “Priceless Cities in Film” festival screening will receive a special treat from Pion Cafe’s executive chef. All MasterCard cardholders are eligible for a discount on the entire menu, except for alcohol. Premium MasterCards include: Gold MasterCard®, Platinum MasterCard®, World MasterCard®, World MasterCard Black Edition®, World Elite MasterCard®. The film will be shown in DCP format in Spanish, with Russian subtitles.

Priceless Cities in Cinema — on 27 August


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