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Todo sobre mi madre [videorecording] = All about my mother / Sony Pictures Classics ; El Deseo S.A. presenta ; una coproducion El Deseo S.A., Renn Productions, France 2 Cinéma ; con la participación de Vía Digital ; un film de Almodóvar ; guión y dirección, Pedro Almodóvar ; productor ejecutivo, Agustín Almodóvar
Alternate (uniform) Title Todo sobre mi madre (Motion picture)
Alternate Title All about my mother [videorecording]
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Classics : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .T6211 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mothers and sons -- Spain -- Drama
Women -- Spain -- Drama
Grief -- Spain -- Drama
Transvestites -- Spain -- Drama
Single mothers -- Spain -- Drama
Subject Spain -- Social life and customs -- 1951- -- Drama
Subject(s) Melodrama
Feature films
Foreign films
Motion pictures, Spanish
Physical Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo; anamorphic widescreen presentation aspect ratio 2.35:1
Language In Spanish with optional subtitles in English or French
Cast Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz, Rosa María Sardá, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Fernando Guillén, Toni Cantó
Credits Director de fotografía, Affonso Beato ; montaje [editor], José Salcedo ; música, Alberto Iglesias ; director artístico, Antxon Gómez ; directora de producción, Esther García
Note Originally produced as a Spanish motion picture in 1999
MPAA rating: Rated R for sexuality including strong sexual dialogue, language and some drug content
Summary Manuela is a devoted single mother who needs to come to grips with the death of her 17-year-old son, Esteban. She had never told Esteban about his father, but after reading her son's journal she realizes she has to find Esteban's father, and explain what has happened. She leaves Madrid for Barcelona, to reconnect with her old friend Agrado, who introduces her to Rosa, a young nun in trouble, and Huma Rojo, a brilliant actress whom young Esteban idolized. A Hollywood melodrama done up as Greek tragedy translated into the context of everyday modern life, the film sums up both the boundlessness and the limitations of a mother's love
Contents Writing muse -- Date night at the theater -- Following his heart -- Unsettled business -- Helping people -- Alarming news -- Story of a friend -- Show must go on -- Girl gossip -- Mother's intuition -- Very agreeable -- So much change
Series Viva Pedro, the Almodóvar collection
Alternate Author Almodóvar, Pedro
Roth, Cecilia, 1958-
Paredes, Marisa, 1946-
Peña, Candela
San Juan, Antonia
Cruz, Penélope
Deseo, S.A
Renn Productions
France 2 cinéma (Firm)
Vía Digital (Firm)
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

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