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Plot, Details & Awards

All About My Mother

Rated R for sexuality including strong sexual dialogue, language and some drug content.

R In Theaters 11/24/1999 , 99min.
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Plot & Details

Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of emotional crises. Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is a single mother who has raised her son, Esteban (Eloy Azorín), to adulthood on her own and has come to emotionally depend on him. One night, Manuela and Esteban take in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire; after the show, Esteban is struck and killed by a passing motorist as he dashes into the street to get an autograph from Huma Rojo (Marisa Paredes), who played Blanche. Emotionally devastated, Manuela relocates to Barcelona in hopes of finding her ex-husband (and Esteban's father), who is now working as a female impersonator. Manuela becomes reacquainted with old friend La Agrado (Antonia San Juan), a transsexual, and is introduced to Sister Rosa (Penélope Cruz), a good-hearted nun who has to contend with her considerably more cynical mother (Rosa María Sardà). While looking for work, Manuela becomes acquainted with Huma Rojo. Huma, on the other hand, has troubles of her own, most involving her drug-addicted significant other, Nina (Candela Peña). Displaying Almodóvar's trademark visual style and a unusually strong sense of character-driven drama, Todo Sobre Mi Madre/All About My Mother received a highly anticipated theatrical run in Spain before winning the Best Director award at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival; in 2000, Almodóvar would receive the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Foreign Language Film Pedro Almodóvar Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Pedro Almodóvar Won
1999 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Won
1999 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Pedro Almodóvar Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Foreign Language Film Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Pedro Almodóvar Won
1999 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Foreign Language Film Won
1999 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Pedro Almodóvar Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Won

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 Cannes Film Festival Best Director Pedro Almodóvar Won

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Foreign Film Won

European Film Academy

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 European Film Academy Best European Film Won
1999 European Film Academy Best European Director- People's Choice Award Pedro Almodóvar Won
1999 European Film Academy Best Actress Cecilia Roth Won

French Academy of Cinema

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1999 French Academy of Cinema Best Foreign Language Film Won

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