“Pedro Almodóvar's best film to date, a heart-breaking paean to femininity, the maternal instinct and the thirst for drama.” - Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
“One of the best films of the Spanish director, whose films present a Tennessee Williams sensibility in the visual style of a 1950s Universal-International tearjerker.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
In Almodóvar’s Academy Award®-winning melodrama, Manuela is devastated when her teenage son, Esteban, is hit by a car and killed. In memory of her son, she travels to Barcelona to reunite with Esteban’s estranged father, along the way connecting with a hooker, a nun and a diva.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards
Winner - Best Film Not in the English Language, BAFTA Awards
Winner - David Lean Award for Direction, BAFTA Awards
Winner - Best Director, Cannes
Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes
Winner - Best Film, Best Lead Actress (Cecilia Roth), Best Original Score
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