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Movie reviews

The New York times critic A.O. Scott reviews Almodovar's film All About My Mother. Watch the video and fill in the gaps in the sentences. Write your answers in a comment when you're ready.



1. All about my mother pays tribute to a tradition of ____________, romances and melodramas starring the great screen _________________ of the era.
2. Almodovar’s films usually add a few kinks to the traditional ______________.
3. A young and _____________ Penelope Cruz plays an HIV positive pregnant nun.
4. Cecilia Roth gives a wonderful central ______________
5. Manuela leaves Madrid in the wake of a terrible _________________ and falls in with a _______________________.
6. In the company of actresses, Manuela finds friendship and a renewed sense of ____________________
7. For Almodovar, sometimes you have to _____________ someone else in order to be yourself.
8. The women in this film are not ___________________, some of them not even in the literal sense.
9. This film is about how you can _____________________ with the great heroines of the stage and the screen.
10. For Almodovar, __________________ is a matter of experience, not a biological fact.


If you have a little time to spare, you can also watch this review for the classic Ben Hur. Have fun.

2 comments:

Marga said...

This is my attempt, it's quite difficult to understand

1. All about my mother pays tribute to a tradition of weepy, romances and melodramas starring the great screen _________________ of the era.
2. Almodovar’s films usually add a few kinks to the traditional formula.
3. A young and _____________ Penelope Cruz plays an HIV positive pregnant nun.
4. Cecilia Roth gives a wonderful central performance
5. Manuela leaves Madrid in the wake of a terrible personal tragedy and falls in with a theatre troupe.
6. In the company of actresses, Manuela finds friendship and a renewed sense of purpose
7. For Almodovar, sometimes you have to pretend someone else in order to be yourself.
8. The women in this film are not conventional, some of them not even in the literal sense.
9. This film is about how you can identify with the great heroines of the stage and the screen.
10. For Almodovar, women heart is a matter of experience, not a biological fact.

Susana Royo said...

Great job, Marga, you almost got it right.
The gap in number 1 is DIVAS.
The gap in number 3 is RADIANT.
Number 10 is WOMANHOOD, not women heart.