7.5/10
919
3 user 3 critic

Mama Turns 100 (1979)

Mamá cumple 100 años (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | September 1988 (USA)
Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writer:

Carlos Saura
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The young but travelled Ana arrives in a manor in the countryside of Spain to work as nanny of three girls and finds a dysfunctional family: the matriarch is a sick old woman obsessed by ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Fernando Fernán Gómez, José María Prada
Blood Wedding (1981)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Group of dancers put Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' on stage, the tragic play about a married man who is still in love with his ex girlfriend, and tries to get back to her despite her planned wedding.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos, Juan Antonio Jiménez
The Hunt (1966)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three men go hunting rabbits during a hot day. Heat and talking about events happened in the past make them angry, until they go totally crazy.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Ismael Merlo, Alfredo Mayo, José María Prada
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Lina Canalejas, Fernando Delgado
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis López Vázquez, Alfredo Mayo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Fernando Rey, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabel Mestres
Cría Cuervos (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Three orphaned sisters under the custody of their stern aunt and their handicapped grandmother will have to acclimatise to the new conditions of their shared life, overcome life's constant impediments, and in the process, grow up.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Mónica Randall, Florinda Chico
Carmen I (1983)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Antonio Gades, Laura del Sol, Paco de Lucía
Fast, Fast (1981)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angela begins to hang around with Pablo and his gang of young robbers.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Berta Socuéllamos, Jose Antonio Valdelomar González, Jesús Arias
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Deeply impressed by the testimony of an anonymous woman at the Russell Tribunal about the torture she suffered, Luis, the theater director, decides to mount a play that will be the adaptation of that testimony.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis Gómez, Xabier Elorriaga
Honeycomb (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Teresa is like a child. She is frustrated with her childless existence and suspects her husband of being unfaithful. She and her husband play games with each other, tempting fate.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Per Oscarsson, Teresa del Río
El 7º día (2004)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In an isolated village in Extremadura (Spain), the Jiménez and Fuentes families have a violent history of land disputes, jealousy, envy, and violence.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: José Garcia, Eulàlia Ramon, Yohana Cobo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Geraldine Chaplin ... Ana
Amparo Muñoz ... Natalia
Fernando Fernán Gómez ... Fernando (as Fernando Fernan Gomez)
Norman Briski ... Antonio (as Norman Brisky)
Rafaela Aparicio ... Mamá
Charo Soriano Charo Soriano ... Luchi
José Vivó José Vivó ... Juan (as Jose Vivo)
Ángeles Torres Ángeles Torres ... Carlota (as Angeles Torres)
Elisa Nandi Elisa Nandi ... Victoria
Rita Maiden ... Solange
Ursula White Ursula White ... Anny (as Monique Ciron)
Edit

Storyline

Ana is alive and married with Antonio; they arrive in the manor in the countryside of Spain where she worked as a nanny many years ago, for the centennial birthday of the matriarch. In their reunion, she finds that Jose died three years ago; Juan left his wife Luchy; Fernando is still living with his mother and unsuccessfully trying to fly a hang glider; and the three little girls are grown-up. Further, she discovers that the dysfunctional family is completely broken, and Luchy in embezzling mother's money. When Juan arrives for the celebration, he plots with Fernando and Luchy to kill the mother to get the inheritance. Meanwhile, Antonio has a brief affair with Natalia. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

September 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mama Turns 100 See more »

Filming Locations:

Torrelodones, Madrid, Spain

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Spain's official submission to the 1980's Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film. See more »

Connections

Follows Ana y los lobos (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Sevillanas de colores
Written by Manuel García and M. Garrido López (as Manuel Garrido)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A festive tragicomedy with good players but deliberate and strangely developed by Carlos Saura
23 September 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Manzanares Del Real , Madrid , in a countryside manor called ¨La Jara¨ takes place a celebration for the centennial birthday of the matriarch (Rafaela Aparicio) , she is the old omnipotent grandmother of an upper-class family . There arrives the British Ana Boulton (Geraldine Chaplin) , an ex-nanny accompanied by her hubby (Norman Brisky) and meets the three little girls she cared are now grown-up . There also shows up Natalia (Amparo Muñoz) who falls in love for Antonio . In this meeting , Ana to be aware that the stiff military José (José Maria Prada who actually passed away a bit later on) died three years ago ; Juan (José Vivó) abandoned his spouse Luchy (Charo Soriano) and Fernando (Fernando Fernán Gómez) carries out unsuccessful attempts to fly by Delta-wing . Meantime , Ana and the rare family go successively to José's tomb to pray him . Besides , Anna uncovers Juan , Fernando and Luchy attempt to kill their mom to get the valuable inheritance and her luxurious mansion to built an urbanization .

During the seventies Carlos Saura shot a trilogy produced by Elias Querejeta about the selfish Spanish bourgeoisie or middle-class formed by ¨Jardín De Las Delicias¨ or "The Garden of Delights" (70) , ¨Ana Y Los Lobos¨ or ¨Anna and the wolves¨ (72) and ¨La Prima Angelica¨ or ¨Cousin Angelica¨ (73) . Carlos Saura directed in 1972 ¨Ana Y Los Lobos¨ in which a nanny/Geraldine Chaplin goes to educate three little girls at a mansion , there Ana is seduced , harassed , mistreated , raped by the elder sons : Fernando Fernan Gómez-José Vivó-José Maria Prada and finally killed . But in "Mama Turns 100" the omnipresent Ana is alive and married to Antonio/Norman Brisky . "Anna and the Wolves" had a symbolic and thoughtful tone , as the manor represented the peculiar Spain ruled by a dark Franquist period and the sons were the different political factions which discussed by that time ; and it got a sequel : "Mama Turns 100" with uneven results , as this one has a less provoking style than the original , being more a comedy that a brooding drama . This "Mama Turns 100" results to be a black as well as merry Dramedy dealing with a dysfunctional and utterly broken family in which some ruthless sons are embezzling mother's money and subsequently killing her . It is a coral film , a piece of nonsense and absurdity with grotesque roles magnificently played by a great plethora of actors . As nice acting by Geraldine Chaplin as an ex-nanny who returns a manor where she worked many years ago . Carlos Saura filmed 7 movies with Geraldine (his then wife) , and this one resulted to be their final collaboration . Excellent Fernando Fernan Gómez , as usual , he plays a weird man who is still living with his mummy and attempting to fly a hang glider . Special mention for Rafaela Aparicio who steals the show as a sympathetic and bigmouth grandmother . The picture contains an evocative and colorful cinematography by Teo Escamilla , Saura's regular . Being shot on location in Torrelodones , Madrid .

This Spanish/French co-production dark comedy was well but slowly written/directed by Carlos Saura , at his usual style . Saura is a good Spanish movies director who goes on nowadays filmmaking . He began working in cinema in 1959 when he filmed ¨Los Golfos ¨(1962) dealing with juvenile delinquency from a sociological point of view . Later on , he made ¨LLanto Por Un Bandido¨ or "Weeping for a Bandit" (1964) starred by an all European-star-cast . Saura is a well recognized filmmaker both nationally and internationally , and in proof of it he won a lot of prizes among which there are the following ones : Silver Bear in Festival of Berlin for ¨Peppermint Frappé¨ (1967) and the successful ¨La Caza¨ (1966) that also won numerous prizes in International Festivals and in which four characters facing each other and terminating into a jarring burst of violence and being full of political allegories . Saura achieved Special Jury Awards in Cannes for ¨La Prima Angélica¨ (1974) , and for ¨Cría Cuervos¨ (1976) . Also, the surrealistic and disconcerting comedy ¨Mamá Cumple Cien Años¨ (1979) got an Oscar nomination in 1979 as the best foreign film , and it also won the Special Jury Award at the San Sebastian Festival . He subsequently made ¨Deprisa , Deprisa¨ based on facts about juvenile delinquency in Spain of the 80s , as he tried to take a position in favour of outcast people and he got to make a both lyric and documentary-style cinema . In 1990 , he won two Goya , The Spanish Oscar , as best adapted screenplay writer and best director . Saura became an expert on Iberian musical adaptations as ¨Carmen¨ , ¨Amor Brujo¨ , ¨Bodas De Sangre¨ , ¨Sevillanas¨ , ¨Iberia¨ , ¨Salome¨ , ¨Fado¨ , ¨Flamenco¨ and even recently Opera as ¨Io , Don Giovanni¨


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed