Joey, Kathy, Sylvia and Maritess are not just classmates – they are best friends. Joey is a drug user who sleeps around. Kathy is a mediocre singer who will stop at nothing to make her dream come true. Sylvia is a free-spirited woman who finds security in the love of her ex-husband who now lives in with another man. Maritess plays the role of a conventional housewife reduced to a baby-making machine.
Over a three-year period – from 1979 to 1982 – the film follows the lives of these four women through their seemingly desperate but also intertwined experiences, and in their attempts to solve their individual problems, the different faces of women in our society today are reflected.
This film is part of our Modern Classics in October with the theme abortion and unwanted pregnancy.