December 13, 2017

All About My Mother

When:
December 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
2017-12-17T14:00:00-06:00
2017-12-17T14:15:00-06:00
Where:
Chazen Museum of Art
Madison
WI 53706
USA
Contact:
UW Cinematheque
All About My Mother @ Chazen Museum of Art | Madison | Wisconsin | United States

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER
(TODO SOBRE MI MADRE)
Spain | 1999 | 35mm | 105 min. | Spanish with English subtitles
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and widely heralded as Almodóvar’s crowning achievement, All About My Mother is the climax of the director’s self-described “cinema of women.” After the death of her teenage son, a grieving mother finds comfort through bonding with a cast of quintessentially Almodóvarian characters: lesbian junkies, transsexual prostitutes, and a pregnant, HIV-positive nun. This unabashed and authentic tearjerker brilliantly transposes the deep emotion of classic Hollywood melodramas to fin de siècle Barcelona.