All About My Mother

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    101 mins
  • Release Date
    1999
  • Countries
    France, Spain
  • Languages
    Spanish, Catalan

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Pedro Almodóvar (PAIN & GLORY, BAD EDUCATION) directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Considered one of Almodovar’s best films, it examines the various roles we all play in life. Displaying his trademark visual style and a unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, the 98% fresh rated ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER received a highly anticipated theatrical run in Spain before winning the Best Director award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival; in 2000, Almodóvar would receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
DIRECTED BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES:
Penélope Cruz , Cecilia Roth, Marisa Parades, Candela Peña, Eloy Azorín

SYNOPSIS

A Greek saying states that only women who have washed their eyes with tears can see clearly. This saying does not hold true for Manuela. The night a car ran over her son Esteban, Manuela cried until her eyes ran completely dry. Far from seeing clearly, the present and the future become mixed up in darkness. She begins looking for her ex, who has since come out as transgender.

All About My Mother

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    101 mins
  • Release Date
    1999
  • Countries
    France, Spain
  • Languages
    Spanish, Catalan
DIRECTED BY
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES
Penélope Cruz , Cecilia Roth, Marisa Parades, Candela Peña, Eloy Azorín
Pedro Almodóvar (PAIN & GLORY, BAD EDUCATION) directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Considered one of Almodovar’s best films, it examines the various roles we all play in life. Displaying his trademark visual style and a unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, the 98% fresh rated ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER received a highly anticipated theatrical run in Spain before winning the Best Director award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival; in 2000, Almodóvar would receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

A Greek saying states that only women who have washed their eyes with tears can see clearly. This saying does not hold true for Manuela. The night a car ran over her son Esteban, Manuela cried until her eyes ran completely dry. Far from seeing clearly, the present and the future become mixed up in darkness. She begins looking for her ex, who has since come out as transgender.