Todo Sobre Mi Madre

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Wanneer haar zoon Esteban verongelukt, besluit Manuela terug te keren naar Barcelona, de stad waar ze een groot deel van haar leven woonde. Het is ook de stad waar ze de vader van Esteban leerde kennen. Om haar overleden zoon een laatste eer te bewijzen, wil ze nog één keer de man ontmoeten die ze altijd voor hem verborgen hield.


Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is a single mother who has raised her son, Esteban (Eloy Azorín), to adulthood on her own and has come to emotionally depend on him. One night, Manuela and Esteban take in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire; after the show, Esteban is struck and killed by a passing motorist as he dashes into the street to get an autograph from Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes), who played Blanche. Emotionally devastated, Manuela relocates to Barcelona in hopes of finding her ex-husband (and Esteban’s father), who is now working as a female impersonator. Manuela becomes reacquainted with old friend La Agrado (Antonia San Juan), a transsexual, and is introduced to Sister Rosa (Penélope Cruz), a good-hearted nun who has to contend with her considerably more cynical mother (Rosa María Sardà). While looking for work, Manuela becomes acquainted with Huma Rojo. Huma, on the other hand, has troubles of her own, most involving her drug-addicted significant other, Nina (Candela Peña). Displaying Almodóvar’s trademark visual style and an unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, Todo Sobre Mi Madre/All About My Mother received a highly anticipated theatrical run in Spain before winning the Best Director award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival; in 2000, Almodóvar would receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.


  • Pedro Almodóvar


  • Cecilia Roth
  • Marisa Paredes
  • Penélope Cruz


  • 1999


  • 1 uur en 41 minuten


  • Engels


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