Todo sobre mi madre
Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Penélope Cruz
Year: 1999Duration: 101 minLanguage: In Spanish, Catalan, English with English subtitles
Oscar and Golden Globe Winner, Best Foreign Language Film
Best Director, Cannes Film Festival
“It weaves life and art into a rich tapestry of love, loss and compassion.” - The New York Times
A bereaved mother (Cecilia Roth), an overwrought actress (Marisa Paredes) and a pregnant nun (a young Penelope Cruz) are brought together by a single tragic accident. Don’t miss this moving and gentle tribute to the courage of women, which earned Almodovar dozens of accolades. The film was also recently voted one of the 10 best LGBT films of all time
Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is the perfect mother, working hard as a nurse to build a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son. Yet one tragic day Manuela sees her only son die as he runs to seek an actress’ autograph on his birthday. With her world completely shattered, Manuela returns to Barcelona in search of her son’s father only to encounter a colorful group of characters that begin to treat her like family. All About My Mother is an existential film that thoughtfully deals with feminism, faith, and redemption.