All About My Mother

All About My Mother

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz

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Overview

Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is a single mother who has raised her son, Esteban (Eloy Azorín), to adulthood on her own and has come to emotionally depend on him. One night, Manuela and Esteban take in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire; after the show, Esteban is struck and killed by a passing motorist as he dashes into the street to get an autograph from Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes), who played Blanche. Emotionally devastated, Manuela relocates to Barcelona in hopes of finding her ex-husband (and Esteban's father), who is now working as a female impersonator. Manuela becomes reacquainted with old friend La Agrado (Antonia San Juan), a transsexual, and is introduced to Sister Rosa (Penélope Cruz), a good-hearted nun who has to contend with her considerably more cynical mother (Rosa María Sardà). While looking for work, Manuela becomes acquainted with Huma Rojo. Huma, on the other hand, has troubles of her own, most involving her drug-addicted significant other, Nina (Candela Peña). Displaying Almodóvar's trademark visual style and a unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, Todo Sobre Mi Madre/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.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/28/2020
UPC: 0715515240611
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 5,047

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cecilia Roth Manuela
Marisa Paredes Huma Rojo
Penélope Cruz Sister Rosa
Candela Peña Nina
Antonia San Juan La Agrado
Eloy Azorín Esteban
Rosa María Sardà Rosa's Mother
Toni Canto Lola
Fernando Fernán Gómez Rosa's Father
Fernando Guillén Doctor in "Streetcar Named Desire"
Cayetana Guillen Cuervo Manuela's boss
Carlos Lozano Actor

Technical Credits
Pedro Almodóvar Director,Screenwriter
Agustín Almodóvar Executive Producer
Affonso Beato Cinematographer
Antxon Gomez Art Director
Alberto Iglesias Score Composer
Miguel Rejas Sound/Sound Designer
José Salcedo Editor