All About My Mother

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (TODO SOBRE MI MADRE)聽(15)
D: Pedro Almod贸var
Path茅/El Deseo/France2/Via Digital (Agustin Almod贸var)
Spain/France 馃嚜馃嚫馃嚝馃嚪 1999
101 mins
Drama
W: Pedro Almod贸var聽
DP: Affonso Beato
Ed: Jose Salcedo
Mus: Alberto Iglesias
Cecilia Roth聽(Manuela), Eloy Azorin (Esteban),聽Marisa Paredes聽(Huma Rojo), Penelope Cruz (Sister Rosa), Candela Pena (Nina), Antonia San Juan (La Agrado), Rosa Maria Sarda (Rosa's Mother)

Following the death of her teenage son, an actress and single mother goes in search of the boys father, a transsexual prostitute.
Pedro Almodovar's movies are always well reviewed by the critics and this movie was quite a big success, winning the Oscar for best foreign language film and a Bafta award for best director. Personally, I thought it was okay- but nothing too spectacular. I doubt it will have any lasting effect.
Most certainly a film you need to be in the mood for.
6/10

All About My Mother
All About My Mother
Did You Know:
All authors mentioned in the movie are famously gay writers: Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Federico Garc铆a Lorca.

Award Wins & Nominations:


MILSTEAD MOVIE AWARDS:

Wins: 1 (Best Foreign Language Film)

Nominations: 4 (Best Actress in a Leading Role; Best Director; Best Actress in a Supporting Role; Best Screenplay - Original)


OSCARS:

Wins: 1 (Best Foreign Language Film)

Nominations: none


BAFTAS

Wins: 2 (Best Director; Best Foreign Language Film)

Nominations: 1 (Best Original Screenplay)


OTHER WINS:

Golden Globes (Best Foreign Film); ACCA (Best Foreign Film); Bodil Awards (Best Non-American Film); Boston Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Cannes Film Festival (Best Director); C茅sars (Best Foreign Film); Chicago Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Cinema Writers Circle (Best Editing); Critics Choice Awards (Best Foreign Film); European Film Awards (Best Film; Best Actress; Best Director); Goya Awards (Best Film; Best Actress; Best Director; Best Editing; Best Original Score; Best Production Manager; Best Sound); London Critics Circle (Best Foreign Film); Los Angeles Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Lumiere Awards (Best Foreign Film); National Board of Review (Best Foreign Film); New York Film Critics (Best Foreign Film); Satellite Award (Best Foreign Film); Yoga Awards (Worst Spanish Actress)