All About My Mother

All About My Mother

This Oscar-winning melodrama, one of Pedro Almodóvar’s most beloved films, provides a dizzying, moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. In an instant, nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) loses the teenage son she raised on her own. Grief-stricken, she sets out to search for the boy’s long-lost father in Barcelona, where she reawakens into a new maternal role, at the head of a surrogate family that includes a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz); an illustrious star of the stage (Marisa Paredes); and a transgender sex worker (Antonia San Juan). Beautifully performed and bursting with cinematic references, All About My Mother is a vibrant tribute to female fortitude, a one-of-a-kind family portrait, and a work of boundless compassion.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Pedro Almodovar

Cast:

  • Cecilia Roth
  • Marisa Paredes
  • Penélope Cruz
  • Candela Peña
  • Antonia San Juan
  • Eloy Azorín
  • Rosa María Sardà
  • Toni Canto
  • Fernando Fernán Gómez
  • Fernando Guillén
  • Cayetana Guillen Cuervo
  • Carlos Lozano

Writer:

  • Pedro Almodovar

Producers:

  • Agustín Almodóvar
  • Claude Berri
  • Esther García
  • Michel Ruben

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