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Todo sobre mi madre

Pedro Almodóvar Spain, 1999

ryan brennan's rating of the film All About My Mother

This story, these themes (sexuality, transgender, identity, etc.) and these characters, bring to life something worthwhile - even if Almodovar’s ideas aren’t fully realized on screen. The scenes that work are in and around the stage - this is where the weave of fiction and reality blend the most – creating the surreal both in character and story but emboldened by the lighting and scene design