Women


1h 37m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Set in Lisbon, an ensemble drama that explores the lives of a tight-knit group of friends. These women "of a certain age" are professionals: mothers, lovers and wives, each of whom is facing a mid-life crisis, questioning their lives and wondering if there isn't something more. Linda is a TV journal

Film Details

Also Known As
Desir de femme, Elas, Elles
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
WINSTAR/WINSTAR CINEMA
Location
Luxembourg; Lisbon, Portugal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Set in Lisbon, an ensemble drama that explores the lives of a tight-knit group of friends. These women "of a certain age" are professionals: mothers, lovers and wives, each of whom is facing a mid-life crisis, questioning their lives and wondering if there isn't something more. Linda is a TV journalist who discovers that despite her success, she's sleepwalking through a surprisingly empty life; Eva is a passionate and romantic professor who finds herself hopelessly in love with a man half her age; Chloe is the owner of a beauty salon who becomes attracted to another woman. Bianca is an actress, who's temperament drives her to extremes; and Barbara, is a caterer who takes solace in her family as she faces an alarming crisis.

Film Details

Also Known As
Desir de femme, Elas, Elles
MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Drama
Romance
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
WINSTAR/WINSTAR CINEMA
Location
Luxembourg; Lisbon, Portugal

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-Winner of the Audience Choice Award (with "With Friends Like These") at Cinequest 1999: The San Jose Film Festival.

Winner of the lifetime vision award at the 1999 Hamptons Film Festival.

Co-Winner of the Audience Choice Award (with "Mandragora," "A Forgotten Light," "The Long Way Home," and "Character") at the 1998 Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Released in United States September 17, 1999

Released in United States Fall October 29, 1999

Released in United States on Video June 27, 2000

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States March 1998

Released in United States April 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 8-19, 1998.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 5-15, 1998.

Shown at Chicago Latino Film Festival April 17-27, 1998.

Shown at Cinequest 1999: The San Jose Film Festival (Maverick Competition) February 24 - March 3, 1999.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 20-24, 1999.

Began shooting July 15, 1996.

Completed shooting September 3, 1996.

Released in United States September 17, 1999 (Westside Pavilion; Los Angeles)

Released in United States Fall October 29, 1999

Released in United States on Video June 27, 2000

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 23-30, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival October 26 - November 15, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 8-19, 1998.)

Released in United States March 1998 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 5-15, 1998.)

Released in United States April 1998 (Shown at Chicago Latino Film Festival April 17-27, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Cinequest 1999: The San Jose Film Festival (Maverick Competition) February 24 - March 3, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival October 20-24, 1999.)