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All About My Mother (1999)

All About My Mother (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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Features

ActorPenélope Cruz; Cecilia Roth; Marisa Paredes; Candela Pena; Antonia San Juan
Audience RatingR (Restricted)
BindingBlu-ray
CreatorAgustín Almodóvar; Milton Sperling
DirectorPedro Almodovar; Pedro Almodóvar
EAN0715515240611
EAN ListEAN List Element: 0715515240611
FormatBlu-ray; Subtitled
GenreDrama
Item DimensionsHeight: 540; Length: 70; Weight: 37; Width: 750
LabelThe Criterion Collection
ManufacturerThe Criterion Collection
Number Of Discs1
Number Of Items1
Package DimensionsHeight: 70; Length: 750; Weight: 37; Width: 540
Product GroupDVD
Product Type NameABIS_DVD
PublisherThe Criterion Collection
Release Date2020-01-28
StudioThe Criterion Collection
TitleAll About My Mother (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
UPC715515240611
UPC ListUPC List Element: 715515240611

On January 28, 2020, the Criterion Collection releases All About My Mother on Blu-ray. Pedro Almodóvar directed the film starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, and Candela Peña.

‘All About My Mother’ Criterion Summary

This Oscar-winning melodrama, one of Pedro Almodóvar’s most beloved films, provides a dizzying, moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. In an instant, nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) loses the teenage son she raised on her own. Grief-stricken, she sets out to search for the boy’s long-lost father in Barcelona, where she reawakens into a new maternal role, at the head of a surrogate family that includes a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz); an illustrious star of the stage (Marisa Paredes); and a transgender sex worker (Antonia San Juan). Beautifully performed and bursting with cinematic references, All About My Mother is a vibrant tribute to female fortitude, a one-of-a-kind family portrait, and a work of boundless compassion.

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, supervised by executive producer Agustín Almodóvar and approved by director Pedro Almodóvar, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Fifty-two-minute documentary from 2012 on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Pedro Almodóvar; Agustín Almodóvar; actors Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, and Antonia San Juan; production manager Esther García; and author Didier Eribon
  • Television program from 1999 featuring Pedro Almodóvar and his mother, Francisca Caballero, along with Cruz, San Juan, Paredes, and Roth
  • Forty-eight-minute post-screening Q&A in Madrid from 2019, featuring Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, and Paredes
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Emma Wilson, along with (Blu-ray only) an interview with Pedro Almodóvar and a tribute he wrote to his mother, both from 1999

New cover by Petra Eriksson

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On January 28, 2020, the Criterion Collection releases All About My Mother on Blu-ray. Pedro Almodóvar directed the film starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, and Candela Peña.

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