Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pedro Almodóvar: Todo sobre mi madre / All About My Mother (1999)

Pedro Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre / All About My Mother (1999) won top film awards in Spain, France, the UK and the USA, and it was a financial success, too, with a relatively small budget and big payout.

It's mostly about women, gender identification, motherhood and existential choices. Set primarily in Madrid and Barcelona, with nods to earlier movies, plays (Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire in particular), and other cultural touchstones. Very colorful in all senses of the word.
In All About My Mother (1999), taking a train back and forth between Madrid and Barcelona is a major plot point --  a "geographic." 

In the synchronicity department, a key date -- the only calendar date shown during the film -- is September 26. Without having any idea of this beforehand, I happened to watch it on September 26, 2014. The odds of this occurrence -- unless someone can better determine such things -- are one in 365.2425.

Today's Rune: The Mystery Rune. 


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Synchronicity indeed! Although I trust you did not pause the film to run out and buy a lottery ticket...?

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana and I have had several of those odd synchronicitys occur lately.

jodi said...

Erik-that is some wild shit! I am always looking for those cool happenings!