A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.
Cristina Sánchez Pascual Julieta Serrano Marisa Paredes Chus Lampreave Carmen Maura Lina Canalejas Mary Carrillo Manuel Zarzo Cecilia Roth Laura Cepeda Will More Miguel Zúñiga Eva Siva Marisa Tejada Pedro Almodóvar Ángel Sánchez Harguindey Rubén Tobías Mariela Serrano Agustín Almodóvar Miguel Molina Flavia Zarzo
Černá roucha, 나쁜 버릇, (03) Entre Tinieblas
I just can't help but feel that a movie about heroin-shooting lesbian nuns providing refuge to a showgirl on the run from the mob should've been more entertaining.
pocas películas existen tan alineadas con mis intereses: lesbianas, monjas, drogas, obsesiones amorosas, marisa paredes y carmen maura.
Feels like Almodovar came up with the concept and didn't really put much effort into building a compelling narrative around it. Pretty disappointing because there are some really interesting characters and it the premise is initially intriguing, but really didn't come together in any meaningful way for me.
Llego tan tarde a la única película de Pedro Almodóvar que tenía pendiente que es imposible no asimilarla como una pieza de museo con todo su mordiente sedimentado tras años de vaivenes en la consideración de lo que es transgresor, ofensivo o aceptado.
Atendiendo a la evolución del cine de Almodóvar, Entre Tinieblas inaugura un tímido acercamiento al melodrama clásico –si quiera como ingrediente del cóctel–, incluye la primera reivindicación expresa del bolero y la canción melódica como muleta expresiva, y aglutina un mayor número de manierismos formales que sus antecesoras.
A pesar de ello, y a pesar de que Sor Perdida golpee unos bongos para que el tigre de un convento no añore África (sic), de que Sor Estiércol…
When we covered Pain and Glory on the podcast I mentioned how sick to the back teeth I was of talking about Pedro Almodóvar's work in terms of the early, trashy ones and the later, mature ones, a divide that was first drawn in the mid-90s and has never stopped annoying me since. On the evidence of this, the difference between a 'mature' Almodóvar and an 'immature' one is simply a matter of more complex plotting. Everything else - the grand melodrama, the stylistic elegance, the sense of mischievous high cool - was always there. And one of his key 'mature' films - All About My Mother - features a pregnant HIV-positive nun, so you can't even say his subject matter became less confrontational...
Original Title: Entre tinieblas
Year of Release: 1983
Genres: Dramatic Comedy
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
Main Cast: Cristina Sánchez Pascual, Julieta Serrano, Marisa Paredes, Chus Lampreave, Carmen Maura, Lina Canalejas, Mary Carrillo, Manuel Zarzo, Cecilia Roth
In the book "My First Movie", the interview with Pedro Almodóvar was quite interesting, as the director explained that he made his first films with barely any knowledge of cinema, outside of just being a passionate viewer. While Dark Habits is his fourth feature-length film (and the first that actually had a producer attached), it is still very rough around the edges and borderline plotless.
There are big shades of Luis Buñuel in this, mainly the biting satire on the Catholic Church,…
Nuns on dope? Forbidden love? A tiger in a convent? Sign me up, fam.
Ah, so this is what not-quite-there-yet Almodovar looks like.
This is the most embryonic and mediocre Almodovar I've seen to date, largely because Almodovar is still finding his voice (mind, I haven't yet seen the earlier stuff, nor Kika or I'm so Excited!). Still, whilst Dark Habits lacks some of his customarily rich verve, it packs in enough lovable qualities to be worth recommending to Almodovar enthusiasts. Carmen Maura and Chus Lampreave continue to be good fun, whilst Julieta Serrano is quite enthralling. Highlight for me was the dope accompaniment of three sisters for Yolanda's party performance.
Nun comedies (particularly those with the hiding-out outsider trope) are a bit of a done thing by 2018, if not much earlier. This…
En sus dos primeros films, Almodóvar cometía errores de un cineasta principiante. Había problemas de dirección, fotografía y sonido. Sin embargo la historia, y por sobre todas las cosas el humor, se imponían con fuerza por sobre los errores. En esta película ocurre lo contrario: esas deficiencias del comienzo disminuyen gracias a la práctica y el paso del tiempo, pero la falta de unicidad hace que la historia pierda fuerza. Entre tinieblas tiene monjas drogadictas y asesinas con un tigre de mascota, y aún así aburre más que una de Lars Von Trier un domingo.
I wish Pedro Almodovar's "Dark Habits" was more than just irreverent. Sure, it's fun seeing nuns shoot-up and smoke dope, but you crave a little bit more... The great man would make better films in just a few years.
Included in the list:
The Director Series III (2017): Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar
In his third film Dark Habits, Pedro Almodóvar finds his footing in this dark comedy about a group of wild, eccentric nuns who took a distressed nightclub singer under their tutelage. These nuns headed by a magnificent Julieta Serrano, who played a lesbian Mother Superior, are something out of the normalcy. They smoke, shoot heroin, write pornographic novels, shelter wild animals, just as you expect from an Almodóvar character. Dark Habits is again, a provocative, anti-establishment piece where morals are thrown out of the window, while the taboos are exerted and embraced. Although still not focused and purposeful in terms of narrative quality, Almodóvar paints an interesting,…
If this was released today, David Ehrlich would write a tweet calling it ‘Pedro Almodovar’s THE LITTLE HOURS’
Quirky but not much more going on here for me.
los recuerdos y las drogas no son fáciles de evitar
Poco se habla de que años antes de Sister Act, Almodóvar ya dirigió una trama de una cantante pelandrusca de tres al cuarto que se tiene que esconder en un convento para huir de unos matones. A Almodóvar se le propuso dirigir Sister Act pero no lo hizo y el resto es historia. En Sister Act las monjas no se chutan heroína ni se enamoran de la Whoopi Goldberg, pero cantan "I will follow him" que también es todo un tripi.
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Maybe the first instance where stuff happened in a film but at the same time nothing really happened? Like this was a film, that's all I can say, I genuinely don't have any strong feelings towards it.
Almodóvar's distinct use of colours, queer vibes and actresses was present and considering this was his third film I can see that this was perhaps him slowly coming into his own as a film maker. However, despite the sapphic vibes this had a downer of an ending.
not his best :1 wonder if the title was intended to be a pun in english ..
When her boyfriend dies of a heroin overdose, nightclub singer Yolanda fears she will be arrested by the police and takes refuge in a local convent. The nuns are The Order of the Humiliated Redeemers, and include a drug addict, an author who writes lurid sex novels, and an animal lover who keeps a pet tiger. However the convent is in danger of closing due to the death of its benefactor, whose widow has no interest in funding it...
The premise of this early (1983) Pedro Almodovar comedy sounds great, but this turned out to be much less entertaining than I'd hoped. Yolanda's storyline is hardly explored at all, and never approaches the heights of comedy or melodrama that Almodovar…
I feel like this will rewatch magnificently when I'm more familiar with the state of post-Franco politics in Spain when this was made (I expect it will make the particularly sudden sad final beat land a lot softer than it did with this watch) but in any case, this feels like the movie where THE melodramatic maestro Almodóvar of the 90s and 2000s actually seems recognizable particularly in how the musical moments here with sweeping romantic boleros feel more tied into the drama itself as opposed to Pepi, etc. and Labyrinths feeling more like "hey look at this cool punk band I know from the scene".
Even if that weren't the case (which I imagine can't be for someone who…
Almodóvar en sus inicios. No siempre tan bien equilibrado en sus tonos pero cuando lo logra es bellísimo.
comparisons to buñuel's anti-clerical work are oft-mentioned, of course, particularly virdiana and l'age d'or, but there's a glaring difference in tone here. buñuel pisses me off cos of his overt cynicism, his finger-wagging detachment, always looking down on his topics of ridicule. dark habits is....well, sure, satirical in some aspects, its absurdity is not to be denied, but there's something so much more sincere about it. a film of pure augustinian spirit, in this way so much closer to pasolini than buñuel. take it from almodovar himself "the nuns have moved away from God, and now direct their energies towards those people who live in misery - fallen women and the like. this is true religion: to be able to…
La vi un toque de reojo, otro dia la volveré a ver
"There are as many kinds of kisses as kinds of love; the paternal kiss on the forehead, the kiss on the eyes full of peace, the amusing kiss on the nose, the friendly kiss on the cheek. All of these are somewhat anodyne, but they could be taken as tempting invitations to more perfidious ones, such as the indiscreet kiss on the throat, or the coaxing kiss in the ear which is like being told a secret. And finally there is the kiss on the lips. "A kiss means nothing," say the thoughtless. Perhaps not, if you are cold as ice and your companion, lacking in ardor, lets you escape easily from his embrace. But if that kiss has filled you with delight, bear in mind that it has moved him even more strongly and awoken all the strength of his desire. "
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