All About My Mother
Pedro Almodóvar's poignant, at times comedic examination of women in intimate relationships.
Cecilia Roth plays strong-willed hospital worker Manuela, whose 18-year-old son's accidental death transforms her life. Reading her son's journals, grief-stricken Manuela realizes that he longed to hear about the father he never knew. Forsaking Madrid for Barcelona, she embarks on a search for the man she left almost 20 years before. Almodóvar's film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, along with countless other prizes from organizations including the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Chlotrudis Society.