Manuela (Roth) is a single mom, emotionally dependent on her 17-year-old son, Esteban (Azorin). After seeing him killed in a car accident, the grief-stricken mom seeks to find Esteban's father--now a transvestite named Lola (Canto)--and meets an old friend, tranvestite prostitute Agrado (San Juan), who offers comfort. Adding to the female roundelay are Huma Rojo (Paredes), Esteban's favorite actress, and Sister Rosa (Cruz), a pregnant nun who runs a shelter. As Manuela encounters each of them, they help give her a renewed sense of hope and the strength to carry on. Spanish with subtitles.
Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 102 minutes.
Originally from Spanish.
Oscars 1999: Foreign Film; British Acad. 1999: Director (Almodovar), Foreign Film; Cannes 1999: Director (Almodovar); Cesar 2000: Foreign Film; Golden Globes 2000: Foreign Film; L.A. Film Critics 1999: Foreign Film; N.Y. Film Critics 1999: Foreign Film; Broadcast Film Critics 1999: Foreign Film.
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