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All About My Mother


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Drama/Comedy, /France, 1999, 105 min.

AKAs All About My Mother / All About My Mother

Tagline Part of every woman is a mother/actress/saint/sinner. And part of every man is a woman. (English trailer)

Synopsis A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his 17th birthday as he runs to seek an actress's autograph. She goes to Barcelona to find the lad's father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he has a child. First she finds her friend, Agrado, also a transvestite; through him she meets Rosa, a young nun bound for El Salvador, and by happenstance, becomes the personal assistant of Huma Rojo, the actress her son admired. She helps Huma manage Nina, the co-star and Huma's lover, and she becomes Rosa's caretaker during a dicey pregnancy. With echoes of Lorca, "All About Eve," and "Streetcar Named Desire," the mothers (and fathers and actors) live out grief, love, and friendship.

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar  

Starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peòa, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz, more...

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1999, Oscar, nejlepší cizojazyèný film

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