Jamon, Jamon (1992) – Bigas Luna

The recommendations from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown continue with this entertaining Spanish film featuring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. Legs of ham, underwear models and naked bullfighting all play a part in this enjoyable and erotic film from…

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) – Luis Bunuel

The next recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film for my screening of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, is this increasingly surreal French film. Three couples seem to have insurmountable problems in getting together for a dinner party. Amorous couple, the Senechals, Alice (Stephane Audran) and Henri (Jean-Pierre Cassel), the…

Belle de Jour (1967) – Luis Bunuel

The first recommendation from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is this French drama that stars Catherine Deneuve as a housewife, with some intimacy issues, who during the afternoons fills her time by working as a prostitute. Inter-cutting with her daily life, Severine’s life…