From Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (Live Flesh, All About My Mother) comes this offbeat drama about Leo Macías (Marisa Paredes), a romance novelist who writes her trashy tomes under the pseudonym Amanda Gris. When her marriage begins to dissolve, Leo finds herself falling into despair, leading her to drink and lose her knack for writing her tawdry tales. Out of her turmoil, she writes a bleak novel that garners no attention. To make matters worse, Ángel (Juan Echanove), a newspaper editor with a romantic interest in Leo, hires her to write a scathing review of Amanda Gris, not realizing Gris is Leo's nom de plume. Nominated for several Goya awards, La Flor de Mi Secreto also stars Carmen Elías and Rossy de Palma.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 105min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/08/1996
- DVD Release Date: 01/01/2002
- Distributor(s): Sony Classics
Rossy de Palma
- Themes: Double Life,Crumbling Marriages,Writer's Life,Midlife Crises
- Tone: Affectionate,Deliberate,Melancholy,Reflective
marriage-problems, career, marital-problems, marriage, writer
- Language: Spanish