All About My Mother

Todo sobre mi madre

101 mins
8.8 / 10 (25158)
16

Synopsis

Following the tragic death of her teenage son, Manuela travels from Madrid to Barcelona in an attempt to contact the long-estranged father the boy never knew. She reunites with an old friend, an outspoken transgender sex worker, and befriends a troubled actress and a pregnant, HIV-positive nun.

MUBI's take

An immaculate, maximalist melodrama about maternal grief suffused with emotional intensity, All About My Mother saw Almodóvar swerve away from camp irony and win an Academy Award® in the process. The Spanish maestro crafts this ardent ode to actors and women and above all, his mother.