All about My Mother (1999)

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All about My Mother (1999)
  • Time: 101 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz

Storyline:

Manuela is a hard-working single mom who has raised her son Esteban by herself since the time he was born. On his 17th birthday they go to the theater and after the show, Esteban tries to get the main actress’ autograph but is run down on the street and dies. Manuela is beside herself with grief and decides to return to Barcelona to tell the boy’s father Lola, a transvestite, about the death of the son he never knew he had. He is nowhere to be found but Manuela does find an old friend, Agrado and meets up with a pregnant nun, Rosa. Together they form a life and become fast friends – until tragedy strikes again.

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