Actors: Penélope Cruz, Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
From Gay Essential
Released in 1999, this Spanish motion picture follows the life of an Argentine nurse in charge of organ donations, a single mother whose son is an aspiring artist. Starring Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz and Marisa Paredes, All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre) was directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar.
“All About My Mother can be viewed as an exquisitely constructed melodrama, for those who wish to dig deeper, there are other riches to uncover.”
“Almodóvar loses some of the cockeyed extremism that colors his earlier work to fully embrace his characters in All About My Mother. He extends it as a loving hug to anyone who has ever felt they were faking it.”
— Austin Chronicle
“The whole of the film is a tapestry of female-centric insights and allusions, both comic and tragic: Most visionary is Manuela’s dizzying journey though the tunnels leading to and from Barcelona, which evoke a passage through a vaginal canal.”
— Slant Magazine
- Format: PAL
- Language: Catalan, English, Spanish
- Subtitles: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe)
- Aspect Ratio: Unknown
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
- DVD Release Date: 28 Feb. 2000
- Run Time: 97 minutes
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