StAIGS FEMINIST FILM SERIES S2 Screening: All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
The mission of the StAIGS Feminist Film Series is to de-canonise and decolonise film and cinema content outreach whilst spotlighting female, POC, and LGBTQIA filmmakers. The series aims to provide a space to view the work of overlooked creatives and hold critical discussions on issues related to gender and beyond.
Film: All About My Mother (Spanish: Todo sobre mi madre)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Spain/France | 1999 | 101 minutes | Spanish/Catalan/English
Hosted by: Prof. Catherine O’Leary, School of Modern Languages
A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress’ autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy’s father about the death of the son he never knew he had.