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All About My Mother: 20Th Anniversary

In July 1999, All About My Mother opened the Jerusalem Film Festival, after conquering the Cannes Film Festival, on the way to a long line of awards, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. 20 years on, All About My Mother, ​​remains an excellent film, a smart melodrama on the movie that plays on the heartstrings.

"Dedicated to Betty Davis, Gena Rowlands, Romy Schneider - to all the actresses who played actresses, to all women, to actors who transform into women, to all people who want to be mothers, to my mother." This is the end title of the movie. This summer, we would like to revisit this film and the films that resonate within it, and to the actresses who starred in them.

On Women on the Silver Screen

Speaker (in Heb.): Benjamin Freidenberg

All About My Mother

Dir.: Pedro Almodovar
| 100 minutes

Manuela leaves Madrid to search for Lola (formerly Esteban), the father of her teenage son, after the latter is killed in a tragic accident. Another uniquely Almodovar melodrama, combining eccentric characters, virtually impossible situations and brightly colored sets.

All About Eve

Dir.: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
| 138 minutes

Eve, the young supporting actress, is willing to do anything to take the place of Margo, the veteran star, on stage and in bed. The struggle between the two women takes on the proportions of a war.... 

All About My Mother

Dir.: Pedro Almodovar
| 100 minutes

Manuela leaves Madrid to search for Lola (formerly Esteban), the father of her teenage son, after the latter is killed in a tragic accident. Another uniquely Almodovar melodrama, combining eccentric characters, virtually impossible situations and brightly colored sets.

Opening Night

Dir.: John Cassavetes
| 143 minutes

An aging famous theater actress suffers an emotional uproar when she is asked to play a character experiencing the same troubles she herself is experiencing – emptiness and doubts about the paths she has chosen. 

Les choses de la vie

Dir.: Claude Sautet
| 89 minutes

Pierre has a wife, a son, a young mistress, an alfa romeo. He gets in a car crash. He lies on the street and, in the 15 minutes that follow the accident, Pierre relives his past and present life. A beautiful and engaging film which maps out the French bourgeois life.

Max et les ferrailleurs

Dir.: Claude Sautet
| 125 minutes

Max is a police inspector who tries to catch a group of criminals; his mission is interrupted when he falls in love with a prostitute – one of the criminals’ girlfriend.

Cesar at Rosalie

Dir.: Claude Sautet
| 105 minutes

Cesare and Rosalie are a stereotypical couple in love, even though Cesare, the junk dealer who struck it rich, has not lost the common touch. The appearance of one of Rosalie’s old lovers affects the balanced relationship. 

Un Coeur en Hiver

Dir.: Claude Sautet
| 105 minutes

Stephane is a violin expert, Camille is a violinist who asks Stephane to take care of her instrument, Maxime is Stephane’s boss and Camille’s lover. The hibernating heart is Stephane’s... A sensitive, moving and gorgeous film which won the prestigious Cesar award.