THE LONDON Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite (LGBT) Festival has kicked off in London, celebrating its 30th year with a countdown of the 30 greatest LGBT films of all time. In the top 10 is Spanish film, ´All about my Mother´ by Pedro Almodóvar, made in 1999.
Voted in at number eight, is the story of a single mother who, following the death of her son, sets out to find his father. Her quest takes her to Barcelona where she begins to piece together the history of her ex-lover. The film deals with complex issues such as AIDS, homosexuality, transsexualism , faith, and existentialism.
Almodóvar won a Golden Globe, an Oscar (for best Foreign Language film) and seven Goyas with ´All About my Mother´.
Film critic, Juliet Jacques, said: My favourite of Almodóvar’s films, and one of the most sensitive works about transsexual and transgender living ever made.