All About My Mother
Todo sobre mi madre
Almodóvar’s exhilaratingly inventive portrait of a woman seeking solace and meaning after the death of her son.
Dir Pedro Almodóvar
With Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz, Antonia San Juan
Devastated by the death of her teenage son, a woman leaves Madrid for Barcelona in the hope that reunions with those once close to her will help her deal with her loss. Partly inspired by All About Eve, Opening Night, A Streetcar Named Desire and other favourites, Almodóvar’s beautifully crafted, semi-ironic melodrama provides an exhilarating roller-coaster ride through love, pain and the whole damn thing.
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