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All About My Mother / Todo sobre mi madre 18

£10.00

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In Spanish, no sub-titles as far as we can see.

Pedro Almodóvar’s most successful film. Indeed it is Spain’s most successful film ever full stop, end of story. It has made more money and won more awards than any other Spanish film, eclipsing Almodóvar’s own box office blockbuster Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and even the best of Luis Buñuel (usually asserted as being Viridiana, Belle du Jour and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – actually only Viridiana part qualifies, the Spanish director making the bulk of his films in Mexico and France). This seems bizarre when we consider how narrow the film’s appeal would appear. The film features an all-woman cast with only two token roles given to men, one an old man suffering from Alzheimer’s and the other a gay actor playing (and mocking) the macho Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. As well as seeming to insult men, the film plays loud and lush with its fore-fronting of gender-bending – homosexuality, heterosexuality and trans-sexuality all jostle together in an emancipated state very honest to Almodóvar’s own worldview, but hardly grist for the usual commercial mill. The fact that such a ‘pink’ film caught on with audiences and critics alike is a wonderful indication that there is an audience out there for films other than the usual diet of testosterone-inflected Hollyweird sex ‘n’ violence. All About My Mother is essentially a highly accomplished melodrama which celebrates the ability of people to recover from loss and achieve happiness through being who they dream themselves to be. A fundamentally positive statement from Almodóvar, it is deeply encouraging that audiences worldwide seem to agree with him.

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Actors:
Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan
Classification:
18
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Almodovar
Display format:
16:9
EAN-13:
8420018213285
Film studio:
Cinematica
Genre:
Drama
Region:
2

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In Spanish, no sub-titles as far as we can see.

Pedro Almodóvar’s most successful film. Indeed it is Spain’s most successful film ever full stop, end of story. It has made more money and won more awards than any other Spanish film, eclipsing Almodóvar’s own box office blockbuster Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and even the best of Luis Buñuel (usually asserted as being Viridiana, Belle du Jour and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – actually only Viridiana part qualifies, the Spanish director making the bulk of his films in Mexico and France). This seems bizarre when we consider how narrow the film’s appeal would appear. The film features an all-woman cast with only two token roles given to men, one an old man suffering from Alzheimer’s and the other a gay actor playing (and mocking) the macho Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. As well as seeming to insult men, the film plays loud and lush with its fore-fronting of gender-bending – homosexuality, heterosexuality and trans-sexuality all jostle together in an emancipated state very honest to Almodóvar’s own worldview, but hardly grist for the usual commercial mill. The fact that such a ‘pink’ film caught on with audiences and critics alike is a wonderful indication that there is an audience out there for films other than the usual diet of testosterone-inflected Hollyweird sex ‘n’ violence. All About My Mother is essentially a highly accomplished melodrama which celebrates the ability of people to recover from loss and achieve happiness through being who they dream themselves to be. A fundamentally positive statement from Almodóvar, it is deeply encouraging that audiences worldwide seem to agree with him.

Actors:
Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan
Classification:
18
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Almodovar
Display format:
16:9
EAN-13:
8420018213285
Film studio:
Cinematica
Genre:
Drama
Region:
2

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