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Movies with the Meadows: SPAIN AND THE OSCARS | Todo sobre mi madre / All About My Mother (R, 1999)

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December 14, 2023

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Every year, the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Spain submits a single film to the Academy Awards for consideration for the Best International Feature Film award. Although not every submitted film garners an actual nomination or wins the Oscar, they all represent high achievement in Spanish cinema. This fall, as the Meadows Museum celebrates American enthusiasm for Spain in the exhibition Spanish Light: Sorolla in American Collections, we are proud to collaborate with Dallas Film to present a selection of Spanish films that were considered for an Academy Award.

One of Pedro Almodóvar’s most beloved films, All About My Mother is a moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. 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 takes on a new maternal role as the head of a surrogate family of people on the fringes of society. All About My Mother is a tribute to female fortitude, a one-of-a-kind family portrait, and a work of boundless compassion. The film was Spain’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for 1999, which it won.

Spanish with English subtitles | 104 minutes
Rated R for sexuality, including strong sexual dialogue, language, and some drug content

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