All About My Mother

All About My Mother

  • R
  • 1999
  • 101 min
  • France, Spain
  • comedy, drama

Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Screenwriter: Pedro Almodóvar

Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz

Won 2000 Golden Globes Award for Best Foreign Language Film

This is humanism in drag: Almodovar's passionate redefinition of family values.


  • Pedro Almodóvar
    Pedro Almodóvar

    Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (born 25 September 1949) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. Almodóvar is arguably the most successful and internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors, glossy...

Main Cast


Producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Michel Ruben

Editor: José Salcedo

Casting: Sara Bilbatúa, Mamen Moya, Pilar Moya

Director Of Photography: Affonso Beato

Original Music Composer: Alberto Iglesias

Costume Design: Bina Daigeler, José María De Cossío

Executive Producer: Esther Garcí­a

Production Design: Antxón Gómez


Original Title: Todo sobre mi madre

Tagline: Part of every woman is a mother/actress/saint/sinner. And part of every man is a woman.

Genres: comedy, drama

Certificate: R

Categories: actress, single mother, sex talk, aids, drug addiction, absent father, spain, organ donor, redemption, backstage, monologue, hypertension, melodrama, madrid spain, barcelona spain, transgender, loss of son


Year: 1999

Runtime: 101 min

Country: France, Spain

Language: Spanish

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital