This film, full of Almodovar’s gender-bending irreverence, brings together a group of
unforgettable characters. Distraught over the death of her teenage son, Manuela drives to
Barcelona to find the boy’s father, an itinerant transsexual named Lola. While combing
the city's less reputable districts, she also meets up with Agrado, a sassy transvestite
prostitute, and Rosa, a pregnant nun on her way to El Salvador. She also becomes the manager
for Huma, the actress her son idolized. A series of heartrending crises creates lasting bonds
among these strong ladies. This film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2000.
Rated R for sexuality, including strong sexual dialogue, language, and some drug content.
Sony Classics website for the film
Review of the film
Information about the film on the official Pedro Almodovar website
website about Almodovar