"ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER"
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Despite some outrageous humor, this is a sincere and ultimately heart-wrenching drama from Pedro Almodova that won an Oscar for best foreign language film.
A Madrid nurse (Cecilia Roth), devastated by the death of her teenage son, becomes surrogate mother to an extended family of misfit women: a pregnant nun (Penelope Cruz), a transsexual prostitute (Antonia San Juan), and a lesbian actress (Marisa Paredes).
Almodovar’s valentine to the feminine capacity for compassion is presented through a tapestry of densely woven characters and plots. Within its frankly melodramatic framework the film evokes genuine feelings of love