All About My Mother

  • November 30, 2018 / 21:00
  • December 9, 2018 / 15:00

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Cecilia Roth, Candela Peña, Marisa Paredes
Spain, France, 1999, 101', color
Spanish with Turkish subtitles 

All About My Mother conjures a rich, kaleidoscopic universe of unforgettable women. Brimming with references to classic melodramas, including All About Eve, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cassavetes’ Opening Night, it follows the sojourn of nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) who, following the tragic death of her teenage son, travels from Madrid to Barcelona, where she joins a community of dispossessed women, including a troubled actress (Marisa Paredes), an outspoken sex worker (Antonia San Juan), and a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz). This freewheeling fantasia is a generous, openhearted tribute to female friendship and resilience. 

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