All About My Mother (Classic Tuesdays)

Pedro Almodóvar, Spain / France, 1999

Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz Rated 15 Run time 101 mins

Almodóvar’s brilliant tribute to All About Eve, A Streetcar Named Desire and powerful women everywhere. Funny, moving, complex and (of course) brilliantly colourful, with an array of outstanding performances, this classic has a strong claim to being the last truly great film of the 20th century. Don’t miss it!

98% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.8 / 10 – IMDB

“This film has always stood out to me within the Almodóvar canon as his first earnestly dramatic film, especially as pathos is not a sentiment often associated with Almodóvar’s work.”

“In many ways, the whole film is about life imitating art, or at the very least, about the blurry lines between life and art. Manuela says as much toward the end of the movie, noting that all the important moments of her life have revolved around “A Streetcar Named Desire”

An Ode to Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother on Its 20th Anniversary – Roger Ebert