All About My Mother [DVD] [1999]

Pedro Almodóvar
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Spanish ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Trailer(s), 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. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, British Independent Film Awards, Butaca Awards, Camerimage Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Ceasar Awards, Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, David Donatello Awards, European Film Awards, Golden Globes, Goya Awards, Oscar Academy Awards, San Sebastian International Film Festival, ...All About My Mother ( Todo sobre mi madre ) ( Tout sur ma mère )

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