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From acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, a stunning valentine to femininity in all its disguises motherhood in all its glory and to classic Hollywood melodramas and their diva actresses.
A birthday treat turns into heart-rending tragedy for single mother Manuela (Cecilia Roth) when her teenage son is killed in a car accident after a performance of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' starring his favourite actress Huma Roja (Marisa Paredes).
Determined to exorcise her overwhelming guilt, Manuela goes to Barcelona to finally tell his father about the son he never knew he had. There, the reason why she has kept the identity of her forbidden lover a secret for so long is revealed. He is a transvestite named Lola who is dying from an AIDS related illness. However, in confronting her own past, Manuela forges a new future with Lola's transsexual best friend Agrado (Antonia San Juan), church social worker Sister Rosa (Penelope Cruz) and Huma when her play comes to town.
But even as the women from different fringes of society form a bond, further heartbreak, misfortune and ultimate joy lies in store for each.
Considered by critics world wide to be the finest movie Almodovar has directed in his entire glittering career and featuring glorious acting from the cream of Spanish cinema, All About My Mother combines warmth, love, tears and humour as it builds to an unforgettable emotional crescendo.
Actors Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz & Candela Pena
Director Pedro Almodovar
Certificate 15 years and over
Screen Widescreen 2.35:1
Languages Spanish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Duration 1 hour 37 minutes (approx)