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All About My Mother

Spine #1012

Jan 28, 2020

Number of Discs: 1

  • 2.35:1 Widescreen
  • Spanish DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

All About My Mother

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Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar
Licensor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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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.

  • Fifty-two-minute documentary from 2012 on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Pedro Almodóvar; Agustín Almodóvar; actors Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, and Antonia San Juan; production manager Esther Garci?a; and author Didier Eribon
  • Television program from 1999 featuring Pedro Almodóvar and his mother, Francisca Caballero, along with Penélope Cruz, Antonia San Juan, Marisa Paredes, and Cecilia Roth
  • Forty-eight-minute post-screening Q&A in Madrid from 2019, featuring Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Marisa Paredes
  • An essay by film scholar Emma Wilson, along with an interview with Pedro Almodóvar and a tribute he wrote to his mother, both from 1999


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