Synopsis by Mark Deming
A woman confronts some surprising issues of gender and justice in this drama from Argentinean filmmaker Antonio Gonzalez-Vigil. Malena (Maria Marull) is a psychiatrist who specializes in feminist issues and how women are often victimized in contemporary society. One evening, Malena sees a man brutally attacking a streetwalker; she comes to the prostitute's aid, and clubs the assailant over the head with a crowbar. Malena soon learns that the streetwalker wasn't actually a woman but a man in drag, and the man attacking her was a well-connected member of the local police department who died from the blows to his head. Malena feels it's her responsibility to break the news to the policeman's wife, but the widow Adriana (Dalia Elnecave) is curiously unmoved, and takes the opportunity to open up about the flaws in their relationship. Naranjo En Flor (aka Flower of Seduction) was an official selection at the 2008 Malaga Spanish Film Festival.