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All About My Mother (15) S

Tuesday 21 November 2017

All About My Mother (15) S

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  • Director Pedro Almodóvar
  • Origin Spain
  • Year 1999
  • Duration 101 minutes

"With magnificent performances all around, especially from Roth and the agonisingly beautiful Cruz, this is one you just don't want to end." ★★★★★  Kim Newman, Empire


After her son Sebastian is killed in an accident, Manuela (Cecilia Roth) leaves Madrid for her old haunts in Barcelona. She reconnects with an old friend, a pre-op transsexual prostitute named La Agrado (Antonia San Juan), who introduces her to Rosa (Penelope Cruz), a young nun who turns out to be pregnant.

Meanwhile, Manuela becomes a PA for Huma Rojo, an actress currently playing Blanche in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. Tracing the delicate web of friendship and loss that binds these women together, the film is anchored by compassion, generosity and an incredible vitality of the characters.

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Oscar (2000).

Screening for Transgender Day of Remembrance. This event is supported by Unite The Union.

 

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017Book18:45