All About My Mother (15) – Bridport Electric Palace

All about My Mother (1999)
Wednesday 5th Oct.
7.30 pm
Starring Cecilia Roth, Marina Parades, Penelope Cruz
Director Pedro Almodóvar

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.

Pedro Almodóvar’s films are a struggle between real and fake heartbreak-between tragedy and soap opera. They’re usually funny, too, which increases the tension. You don’t know where to position yourself while you’re watching a film like All About My Mother, and that’s part of the appeal: Do you take it seriously, like the characters do, or do you notice the bright colours, flashy art decoration and cheerful homages to Tennessee Williams and All about Eve and see it as a parody? Roger Ebert

Winner of Best Foreign Language Oscar 2000. Plus 58 other awards

Event Information

Purbeck Film Festival is delighted to be invited to screen a selection of its films in the elegant art deco cinema, Electric Palace in Bridport. We are now excited to work with a new Dorset partner. Four films have been selected which bookend the festival in Purbeck. On October the 4th and 5th, we will be screening 2 Spanish films, on the 4th we show The Good Boss starring Javier Bardem and directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa and on the 5th the acclaimed, Oscar-winning All About My Mother, directed by the renowned Pedro Almodóvar. On November 5th we offer a French double bill, Petite Maman, directed by Céline Sciamma of Portrait of a Lady on Fire fame, and La Famille Bélier, directed by Eric Lartigau. This film describes the French original story of the hearing daughter of deaf parents which was adapted to make CODA. We look forward to making new friends amongst the film lovers of Bridport.


Adults £7.50 (+ 50p venue booking fee) | Students and under 25s £5.50 (+ 50p venue booking fee)
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