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Cinema: All About My Mother

This month, we're celebrating family love with a selection of films featuring siblings, parents and children. We start with Pedro Almodovar's 1999 masterpiece All About My Mother, the story of a grieving mother looking for her dead son's father. Taking in AIDS, sexual and gender identity, faith and existentialism in its stride, navigating the choppy waters between melodrama and screwball comedy, homage and parody, All About My Mother received more awards and honors that any other Spanish film and established Almodovar firmly on the international scene. 

"Mr. Almodovar has expressed the idea of life as a divine form of acting before, but never with the kind of clarity and beauty that glitter here." New York Times

 

All About My Mother, Pedro Almodovar, 1999 (104 mins)

Earlier Event: February 1
Putney Arts Theatre: Glory Dazed
Later Event: February 7
Cinema: Hannah and her Sisters