High Heels

Tacones lejanos

113 mins
8 / 10 (2493)
16

Synopsis

After being estranged for fifteen years, flamboyant singer Becky del Páramo re-enters her daughter Rebeca’s life when she visits Madrid to perform a concert. Rebeca, she finds, is now married to one of Becky’s ex-lovers. As mother and daughter try to mend their broken relationship, a murder occurs.

MUBI's take

With its bright, rigorous visuals and lip-synced musical numbers, High Heels finds Almodóvar at his most fabulously freewheeling. A labyrinthine comedy about a mother, a daughter, and a corpse, it’s the most explicit nod to the women’s pictures of Douglas Sirk in the Spanish auteur’s career to date.