All about my mother Todo sobre mi madre

Language and/or Subtitles: Spanish
Format: DVD 2007
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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Series Viva Pedro, the Almodóvar collection
Subjects Mothers and sons -- Spain -- Drama.
Traffic accidents -- Spain -- Drama.
Grief -- Spain -- Drama.
Cross-dressers -- Spain -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Publisher Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2007
Edition Widescreen version.
Other Titles Todo sobre mi madre
Contributors Almodóvar, Pedro.
Roth, Cecilia, 1958-
Paredes, Marisa, 1946-
Cruz, Penélope.
Peña, Candela.
San Juan, Antonia.
Sardà, Rosa María.
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Deseo, S.A.
Renn Productions.
France 2 cinéma (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Participants/Performers Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Rosa María Sarda.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Affonso Beato ; editor, José Salcedo ; music, Alberto Iglesias.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Language Spanish
In Spanish (Dolby digital 5.1) with optional English or French subtitles.
Notes Title from container.
DVD release of the 1999 motion picture.
System Details DVD; Anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1); Dolby digital.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 101 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequence ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1435993691
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