All about my mom

Todo sobre mi madre

Year: 1999

Director: Almodovar

Length: 101 minutes

Category: Drama

Rating: 5 out of 5

Almodovar continues to dazzle. After her son dies in a road accident Manuela starts looking at his diary and discovers his thoughts about his father whom he has never met. With this she begins her search for the father whom she had left behind when the child was born 17 years ago. The story then develops into a maze of relationships starting with Manuela’s friend who’s a transexual prostitute, later joined by a young Nun who is pregnant.

I will not go beyond this with the plot since it’s best recounted by Almodovar in the movie itself. It is incredible that he brings in so many strong characters in a movie that is just over one and a half hours long. A quick preview from youtube is below.

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About Vivek Srinivasan

I work with the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University. Before this, I worked with the Right to Food Campaign and other rights based campaigns in India. To learn more, click here.

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