How to Be a Woman and Not Die in the Attempt


Time Out says

This sweet film probably meant so much more in its native Spain, where director Belén is a film star and singer, and writer Carmen Rico-Godoy is a well-known novelist and journo. It's presumably autobiographical: the heroine (Maura) is also a journalist called Carmen, and the film has an episodic structure similar to a series of gently humorous newspaper columns. Carmen's husband (Resines) is a genial-slob record producer. It's up to Carmen to clean up, deal with the kids and the maid, and work. The point is hammered home quite relentlessly, but it's a mid-life crisis without the crisis. Maura is as watchable as ever, even when the material is as desultory as this.


Release details

89 mins

Cast and crew

Ana Belén
Carmen Rico-Godoy
Carmen Maura
Antonio Resines
Carmen Conesa
Tina Sainz
Juan Diego Botto
Paca Casares
Victor García
Juanjo Puigcorbé
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