Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his father, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Year / length: 1999/101’
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña
Language: Spanish | Catalan
Manuela is a hard-working single mom who has raised her son Esteban by herself since the time he was born. On his 17th birthday they go to the theater and after the show, Esteban tries to get the main actress’ autograph but is run down on the street and dies. Manuela is beside herself with grief and decides to return to Barcelona to tell the boy’s transgender father Lola, about the death of the son he never knew he had. He is nowhere to be found but Manuela does find an old friend, Agrado and meets up with a pregnant nun, Rosa. Together they form a life and become fast friends – until tragedy strikes again.