Talk To Her (Hable Con Ella)

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(out of 5)

Benigno () is a nurse who is deeply obsessed with comatose Alicia (), whom he takes care of at the hospital where he works. Marco () is in love with Lidia (), a bullfighter who has just fallen into a coma herself after a terrible accident in the ring. These two men meet and become closely bonded friends in this touching story that is beautifully accentuated by scenes of musical and dance performances. Whereas Marco can’t feel close to the now brain-dead woman that he once loved for her zesty personality, Benigno can’t distance himself from his love of the woman he manages to have complete control over. Almodovar’s characters become more beautifully humane every time he writes a script, and this film’s exceptionally powerful story is a great testament to that: its passionate emotions will stay with you long after the end credits roll. Also features a delightful cameo appearance by .

Spain, 2002

Directed by

Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar

Cinematography by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2002

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Academy Award
Best Writing (Original Screenplay) (Pedro Almodovar)

Best Directing (Pedro Almodovar)

Golden Globe Award
Best Foreign Language Film (Spain)

New York Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Film
Best Director (Pedro Almodovar)
Best Foreign Language Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Award
Best Director (Pedro Almodovar)

Best Foreign Film (Pedro Almodovar)

National Society of Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Film
Best Director (Pedro Almodovar)
Best Foreign Language Film

National Board Of Review Award
Best Foreign Language Film

British Academy Awards
Best Film not in the English Language
Best Screenplay – Original

European Film Awards
Best European Film
Best European Director (Pedro Almodovar)
Best European Screenwriter
Audience Award-Best European Actor (Javier Camara)
Audience Award-Best European Director (Pedro Almodovar)

Best European Actor (Javier Camara)
Best European Cinematographer

Cesar Award
Best European Union Film

Goya Award
Best Original Score

Best Film
Best Actor (Javier Camara)
Best Director (Pedro Almodovar)
Best Screenplay – Original
Best Sound
Best Special Effects

Chicago Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film



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