All About My Mother
Todo sobre mi madre
Pedro Almodóvar’s stylish and touching portrait of a woman’s attempts to come to terms with grief.
Dir Pedro Almodóvar
With Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Candela Peña
One of Almodóvar’s richest movies, this follows a woman’s attempts to overcome deep grief by visiting her ex-lover in Barcelona and by making new friends. Though still laced with camp humour, the film saw the director attain a new maturity not only in dealing with the troubled realities of everyday life but in the deft navigation of the story’s many emotional twists and turns.
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