All About My Mother

1999 / 103' / Spain, France / In Spanish, English, Catalan with Eng & Chi subtitles / Color

Tickets are available from 10am on Saturday 19 January online and at Cinematheque.Passion ticket office. Ticket price is MOP$60. Full-time students and senior citizens age 65 or above can enjoy 50% discount. Each purchase of 10 regular tickets or more can also enjoy 20% discount.

“Dedicated to all who wish to be mothers, and also to my mother.” -- Almodóvar

★ Best Foreign Language Film, Oscars (2000)

★ Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes (2000)

★ Best Director, Cannes Film Festival (1999)

★ Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes Film Festival (1999)

Manuela, a single mother, lives in Madrid and sees her only son die on his 17th birthday as he runs to seek an actress autograph. She goes to Barcelona to find the lad’s father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he has a child.

First she finds her friend, Agrado, also a transvestite; through him she meets Rosa, a young nun bound for El Salvador, and by happenstance, becomes the personal assistant of Huma Rojo, the actress her son admired. She helps Huma manage Nina, the co-star and Huma’s lover, and she becomes Rosa’s caretaker during a dicey pregnancy. There are echoes of Lorca, All About Eve, and A Streetcar Named Desire; the mothers (and fathers and actors) live out grief, love, and friendship.

Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz