This moving tale of loss, loneliness and regret centres on a private clinic where two men fortuitously meet and form an unlikely friendship. Male nurse Benigno (Javier Cámara) becomes infatuated with a complete stranger when he watches dancer Alicia (Leonor Watling) practicing from the anonymity of his apartment. After being injured in a car accident, Alicia is brought to a nearby hospital, where Benigno serendipitously happens to be her caregiver. When wounded bullfighter Lydia (Rosario Flores) is brought into the same ward, her companion, writer Marco (Darío Grandinetti), begins to bond with Benigno. Directed with characteristic brio and style, Talk To Her showcases Almodovar’s ability to craft strong female characters and win the confidence of his actors, who, as ever, oblige with deft performances. It’s a valuable and gently optimistic contribution to Almodovar’s impressive canon.