Todo sobre mi madre = 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.

Uniform title
Video/Projected medium
Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
  • [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
  • ©1999
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (32 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm)


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Library of Congress genre(s)
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • stamping rdapm
  • color
  • polychrome rdacc
Summary note
"This Oscar-winning melodrama, one of Pedro Almodóvar's most beloved films, provides a dizzying, moving exploration of the meaning of motherhood. In an instant, nurse Manuela (Cecilia Roth) 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, as the head of a surrogate family that includes a pregnant, HIV-positive nun (Penélope Cruz); an illustrious star of the stage (Marisa Paredes); and a transgender sex worker (Antonia San Juan). Beautifully performed and bursting with cinematic references, All About My Mother is a vibrant tribute to female fortitude, a one-of-a-kind family portrait, and a work of boundless compassion"--Container.
  • Wide screen (2.35:1 aspect ratio)
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
  • New 2K digital restoration.
  • Features: New 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Pedro Almodóvar and executive producer Agustin Almodóvar, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack; Fifty-two-minute documentary from 2012 on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar, actors Penélope Cruz, Marisa Paredes, Cecilia Roth, and Antonia San Juan, production manager Esther Garcia, and author Didier Eribon; Television program from 1999 featuring Pedro Almodóvar and his mother, Francisca Caballero, along with Cruz, Paredes, Roth, and San Juan; Forty-eight-minute post-screening Q&A in Madrid from 2019, featuring Pedro Almodóvar, Agustin Almodóvar, and Paredes; New English subtitle translation; An essay by scholar Emma Wilson, a 1999 interview with Pedro Almodóvar, and a 1999 tribute he wrote to his mother.
Creation/​Production credits
Director of photography, Affonso Beato ; editor, José Salcedo ; music, Alberto Iglesias.
Target audience
MPAA rating: R.
System details
Blu-ray, region A; widescreen (2.35:1 aspect ratio); DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround
Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz, Rosa María Sardá, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Fernando Guillén, Toni Cantó.
Language note
Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Other title(s)
Todo sobre mi madre (Motion picture)
English title from container and disc label
  • All about my mother
  • 9781681436821
  • 1681436825
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Universal Product Code
  • 715515240611
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