Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Cannes 1999

Mixing vigour, humour and humanity, Pedro Almodóvar dives us into not always easily accepted situations. Manuela, deeply wounded by her son's death, helps us to have an unprejudiced, loving and benevolent look upon some unusual and puzzling charactewrs. She displays an energy of love enabling each of us to find the strength to live.