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All about my mother / El Deseo S.A. presenta una coproducción El Deseo S.A., Renn Productions, France 2 Cinema, con la participación de Via Digital ; un film de Almodóvar ; guión y dirección, Pedro Almodóvar.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library DVD ALL (Text) 34455006725564 New Adult DVD Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681436838
  • ISBN: 1681436833
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sheet (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 72 x 19 cm, folded to 19 x 12)
  • Edition: Director-approved DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
Special features: making-of documentary from 2012 (52 min.) featuring interviews with cast and crew ; 1999 television program featuring the director, his mother, cast and crew ; 2019 post-screening Q&A from Madrid (48 min.) ; essay by scholar Emma Wilson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Penelope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, Antonia San Juan.
Summary, etc.:
In an instant, nurse Manuela 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; an illustrious star of the stage; and a transgender sex worker.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD; Widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio) presentation; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Spanish dialogue; English subtitles.
Source of Description Note:
Title from disc surface.
Subject: Single mothers > Drama.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Genre: Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.

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