Academy award in the best foreign language film category. Rock hudson and dorothy malone never seem very far offscreen. All about my mother todo sobre mi madre is a movie written and directed by pedro almodovar in 1999. Fantastic performances and a story that unfolds gracefully make it well worth watching.
I knew this from the time i was about eight years old, without anyone ever telling me. Almodovar weaves together a magnificent tapestry of femininity with an affectionate wink to classics of theater and cinema in this. As this was my first almodovar movie i didnt quite expect that much,was i ever going to be surprised. And almodovar does so with a light, downtoearth touch that never looks down from on high. The filmthe bittersweet story of a womans search for her recently deceased sons fatherwon an academy award for best foreignlanguage film, and almodovar was honoured as best director at the cannes film festival. All about my mother film by almodovar 1999 britannica.
The legendary festival is known for showing movies that eventually move on to win oscars, and now fans want to know more about one movie in particular. All about my mother todo sobre mi madre 1999 rotten. Every character in all about my mother adds a nuance, from brilliant shine to dark shadow, to the multifaceted gem that is womanhood. Read this miscellaneous essay and over 89,000 other research documents. So what is motherim not going to spoil what the movie is actually aboutbut i am going to do my best to prepare you for what it is before you decide if you want to see it. The kamiyah mobley story niecy nash in the tv movie stolen by. My mother slept with my husband ozy a modern media. All about my mother is one of the best films of the spanish director, whose films present a tennessee williams sensibility in the visual style of a 1950s universalinternational tearjerker.
All about my mother traces the delicate web of friendship and loss that binds these women together. Almodovar is widely seen as the greatest spanish cineast since luis bunuel,which i really like,and i must say that i concur with that. After she arrived in the united states, my mother told that story to gain entry to a masters program in spanish literature, and she went on to a long, satisfying career as a spanish teacher. Todo sobre mi madre is a 1999 spanish drama film written and directed by pedro almodovar, and starring cecilia roth, marisa paredes, antonia san juan, penelope cruz and candela pena.
This story contains spoilers throughout for the plot of mother since it was announced, the prime selling point of darren aronofskys new film mother. All of your burning questions about the darren aronofskydirected horror movie, answered. Filmmaker darren aronofsky decided to serve up some extra wtf with his latest film, mother. In january 1944, she was taken to a convent for safety, where she was hidden and raised. All my mothers the story of yehudith kleinman youtube. All about my mother todo sobre mi madre critics consensus. Darren aronofskys mother movie is jampacked with symbolism, metaphor, and allegory, so we try to break down what his controversial film means. Beware, this article goes into full spoilers for mother. P edro almodovars new film, all about my mother, has arrived. The last scene in all about my mother is a perfect.
All about my mother critics picks the new york times. The resemblances between the two directors are also there,both use intense drama and comedy in one scene to great effect and both attack the church in a big way. My mothers been competing with other women all her life starting with her own mother over her fathers affections, with me over my father, my boyfriends, my husband, and with her friends. The movie is dedicated to the actresses of the world, so its not surprising that all the performances are superb. Darren aronofsky answers all your burning questions about the films shocking twists and meanings. A greek saying states that only women who have washed their eyes with tears can see clearly. Roth in particular anchors all about my mother with compassion and generosity.334 850 1285 391 1232 1626 743 1637 422 1356 154 79 427 1008 1498 461 164 227 623 745 783 854 1364 148 1500 86 1474 1564 1315 993 204 1428 139 999 797 523