Spanish with English subtitles

Along the lines of early Almodóvar comedies like Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownDesperate Women is a sexy and hilarious mystery/comedy about the absurdities of love and life itself. This eagerly anticipated film from writer-director Juan Luis Iborra (Km. 0, Mouth to Mouth) follows three women trying to track down a missing lover. Blanca meets the man of her dreams, falls in love and loses him, all in one week. Then, by chance a few months later, she and her aunt Barbara find a portrait of him in the house of a charming old couple.  The man is revealed to be their son—who is further revealed to be long dead. Determined to learn more about the mysterious man, Blanca & Barbara begin an unpredictable and hilarious investigation. This often outrageous thriller gathers three generations of the best Spanish female actresses against a backdrop of some of the most rarely-seen and odd areas of Madrid.