Classic melodrama given a thoroughly modern, utterly Almodovarian face-lift: gender-bending liaisons, outrageous turns of fortune and theatrical contrivances abound, all art directed to a candy-colored fare-thee-well. The story revolves around
the twin themes of performing and mothering, and provides a quartet of actresses with the roles of a lifetime. Having lost her beloved son Esteban (Eloy Azorin) in an accident on the night of his 17th birthday, grieving Manuela (Cecilia Roth) decides impulsively to return to Barcelona, where she
lived when she first came to Spain from Argentina. Manuela abandoned Esteban's father there 18 years earlier, after he reimagined hi...