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All About My Mother

All About My Mother is a 1999 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Antonia San Juan, Penélope Cruz and Candela Peña. The plot originates in Almodóvar's earlier film The Flower of My Secret which shows student doctors being trained in how to persuade grieving relatives to allow organs to be used for transplant, focusing on the mother of a teenager killed in a road accident. All About My Mother deals with complex issues such as AIDS, transsexualism and existentialism; the film was a commercial and critical success internationally, winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in addition to the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and the BAFTA Awards for Best Film Not in the English Language and Best Direction. The film won 6 Goya Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress; the film centers on Manuela, an Argentine nurse who oversees donor organ transplants in Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid and single mother to Esteban, a teenager who wants to be a writer.

On his seventeenth birthday, Esteban is hit by a car and killed while chasing after actress Huma Rojo for her autograph following a performance of A Streetcar Named Desire, in which she portrays Blanche DuBois. Manuela has to agree with her colleagues at work that her son's heart be transplanted to a man in A Coruña. After travelling after her son's heart, Manuela quits her job and journeys to Barcelona, where she hopes to find her son's father, Lola, a transgender woman Manuela has kept secret from her son, just as she never told Lola they had a son. In Barcelona, Manuela reunites with a warm and witty transgender sex worker, she meets and becomes involved with several characters: Rosa, a young nun who works in a shelter for sex workers who have experienced violence, but is pregnant by Lola and is HIV positive. Her life becomes entwined with theirs as she cares for Rosa during her pregnancy and works for Huma as her personal assistant and acts in the play as an understudy for Nina during one of her drug abuse crises.

On her way to the hospital, Rosa asks the taxi to stop at a park where she spots her father's dog and her own father, who suffers from Alzheimer's. Rosa dies giving birth to her son, Lola and Manuela reunite at Rosa's funeral. Lola, dying from AIDS, talks about how she always wanted a son, Manuela tells her about her own Esteban and how he died in an accident. Manuela adopts Esteban, Rosa's child, stays with him at Rosa's parents' house; the father does not understand who Manuela is, Rosa's mother says it's the new cook, living there with her son. Rosa's father asks Manuela her age and height. Manuela gives her a picture of their own Esteban. Rosa's mother spots them from the street and confronts Manuela about letting strangers see the baby. Manuela tells her. Manuela flees back to Madrid with Esteban, she writes a letter to Huma and Agrado saying that she is leaving and once again is sorry for not saying goodbye, like she did years before. Two years Manuela returns with Esteban to an AIDS convention, telling Huma and Agrado, who now run a stage show together, that Esteban had been a miracle by not inheriting the virus.

She says she is returning to stay with Esteban's grandparents. When Manuela asks Huma about Nina, Huma leaves. Agrado tells Manuela that Nina went back to her town, got married, had a fat, ugly baby boy. Huma rejoins the conversation before exiting the dressing room to go perform. Cecilia Roth as Manuela Marisa Paredes as Huma Rojo Antonia San Juan as Agrado Penélope Cruz as Rosa Candela Peña as Nina Cruz Rosa Maria Sardà as Rosa's mother Fernando Fernán Gómez as Rosa's father Eloy Azorín as Esteban Toni Cantó as Lola Almodóvar dedicates his film "To all actresses who have played actresses. To all women who act. To men who act and become women. To all the people who want to be mothers. To my mother". Almodóvar recreates the accident scene from John Cassavetes' Opening Night as the epicenter of the dramatic conflict; the film was shot on location in Barcelona. The soundtrack includes "Gorrión" and "Coral para mi pequeño y lejano pueblo", written by Dino Saluzzi and performed by Saluzzi, Marc Johnson, José Saluzzi, "Tajabone", written and performed by Ismaël Lô.

The poster for the film was designed by Madrid illustrator Óscar Mariné. This poster was designed to epitomize the image of beauty and femininity; the poster intentionally emphasizes red and blue with black accent strokes and a pop of yellow. The film went into general theatrical release on 16 April, it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the Auckland Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival, the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival before going into limited release in the United States. It grossed €9,962,047 in Spain, $8,272,296 in the US and $59,600,000 in foreign markets for a worldwide box office total of $67,872,296. Janet Maslin of The New York Times called it Almodóvar's "best film by far", noting he "presents this womanly melodrama wi

Into the Abyss (album)

Into the Abyss is an album released by Hypocrisy in 2000. A digipak version of the album was released. Peter Tägtgrenvocals, electric 7-string guitar, keyboards Lars Szökedrums Mikael Hedlundbass guitar Produced by Peter Tägtgren Co-produced by Lars Szoke Recorded and mixed at Abyss Studio, April 2000 Mastered by Peter In De Betou at Cutting Room, Sweden Lyrics by Peter Tägtgren All arrangements by Hypocrisy Orchestra on the song "Fire in the Sky" written by Peter Tägtgren

Andrzej SzewiƄski

Andrzej Szewiński is a former professional volleyball player, sport activist and politician. He is the son of a retired sprinter Irena Szewińska. From 1989/90 to 2004/05 he played for AZS Częstochowa, Bipop Brescia, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Beşiktaş İstanbul and Galatasaray İstanbul. From 2006 to 2007 he was a councilor of the Silesian Regional Assembly from PO. In the parliamentary election in 2007 he was elected to a Senate in Częstochowa district, receiving 81,777 votes, he joined Civic Platform. In the parliamentary election in 2011, he won 37,471 votes and again won a seat to Senate from Częstochowa district. In 2014, he ran for the presidency of Częstochowa. In 2015 he did not receive a senatorial reelection. On December 30, 2015, he replaced Krzysztof Łoziński as the vice-president of Częstochowa. In 2018 he ran unsuccessfully to the regional assembly. In the parliamentary election in 2019 he was elected to Sejm in Częstochowa district. Biography on Polish parliament website

Eastern European Jewry

The expression'Eastern European Jewry' has two meanings. The first meaning refers to the current political spheres of the Eastern European countries and the second refers to the Jewish kibbutzim in Russia and Poland; the phrase'Eastern European Jews' or'Jews of the East' was established during the 19th century in the German Empire and in the western provinces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, aiming to distinguish the integrating Jews in Central Europe from those in the East. This feature deals with the second meaning of the concept of Eastern European Jewry- the Jewish groups that lived in Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Romania and modern Moldova in collective settlement. At the beginning of the 20th century, over 6 million Jews lived in Eastern Europe, they were organized in large and small communities, living in big cities such as Warsaw and in small towns with only tens or hundreds of Jews. The first Jewish settlement in Eastern Europe began in a colony on the shores of the Black Sea during the 1st century.

The settlement, located in the north of the Black Sea, was the only Jewish settlement in Eastern Europe until the 7th century. During that period, Jews began to immigrate towards the Khazar state; the immigrants Jews came from Byzantium and from Islamic countries, they received, like the Christians and the Muslims, full Religious and legal rights. At the end of the 10th century the Khazar state collapsed and the center of Jewish gravity in Eastern Europe moved to the Kiev principality. Kiev was the cultural center of the southern Russian duchies; the Jews played a significant role in the foreign trade of the city until the end of the 11th century and from the 12th century along with the rest of Central Europe. From the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th century, organized Jewish communities in Eastern Europe began to form; the growth of their population stemmed from large migration from Central Europe in large numbers. Non-Ashkenazi Jews settled in Eastern Europe, but their number was small, their influence on the socio-cultural character of Jews in Eastern Europe was marginal.

At the beginning of the 16th century, the number of Jews in Eastern Europe was estimated at between 10,000 and 30,000. As early as the beginning of the 17th century, it was known that there were Jews living in cities of Lithuania, whose language was "Russiany" and they did not know the "Ashkenaz tongue", i.e. German-Yiddish. In the mid-18th century, the number of Jews increased to about 750,000. During this period only one-third of East European Jews lived in areas with a predominantly Polish population; the rest of the Jews lived among other peoples in the Ukrainian and Russian-Lithuanian environments. The numerical increase was due to mass migration of Jews from Central Europe to Eastern Europe in the 16th century, as well as a high birth rate among these immigrants. In the mid-18th century, two-thirds of the Jewish population in Eastern Europe lived in cities or towns, a third lived in villages - a unique phenomenon that hardly existed in Western Europe. In every village where Jews lived, there were only two Jewish families on average, no more than ten Jews.

In most of the urban localities in which they lived, the Jewish population was on average half the number of residents. It follows; this reality has been intensified over the years, with the percentage of Jews in cities and towns increasing, thus the "shtetl" phenomenon was created - the "Jewish town", a large part of, Jewish, whose Jewish cultural character was prominent. The Jews engaged in trade and various crafts, such as tailoring, leather processing and agriculture; the economic activity of Eastern European Jewry was different from that of Central and Western European Jews: in Eastern Europe, the Jews developed specializations in trade and crafts, which were hardly found in Western Europe. The Eastern European Jewry had a great deal of involvement in economic matters that Jews in Central and Western Europe did not deal with at all; until the mid-17th century with the 1648 Cossack riots on Jewish population, eastern European Jews lived in a comfortable environment that enabled them to thrive.

The Jews, for the most part, enjoyed extensive economic and religious freedom. Thus, for example, foreclosure of Jewish property, the removal of financial debts of non-Jews to Jews, which were common in Western Europe, hardly existed in the East. Despite the privileges, there were hatred expressions towards the Jews; this phenomenon was described by a Jewish sage named Shlomo Maimon: "It is possible that there is no country other than Poland, where freedom of religion and hatred of religion are found in equal measure. The Jews are allowed to preserve their religion with absolute freedom, the rest of the civil rights have been assigned to them, they have their own courts, and in opposite to that, you find that religion hatred is so great there to the extent of that matter, the word'Jew' is an abomination." The amount of Torah study among Eastern European Jews at the beginning of their settlement was little. As a result, many halakhic questions and problems were addressed to rabbis and Torah scholars in Germany and Bohemia which were close to them.

From the 16th century, luxurious study centers were established in Eastern Europe, where the Hassidic movement began to develop. The Jewish social structure in Eastern Europe was built of communities and from the mid-16th century to 1764, central institutions, including com

List of Icelandic records in swimming

The Icelandic records in swimming are the fastest-ever performances by an Iceland swimmer. The records are ratified by the Icelandic Swimming Association. SSÍ maintains records in both long course and short course pools, in the following distances and strokes: freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500. Backstroke: 50, 100 and 200. Breaststroke: 50, 100 and 200. Butterfly: 50, 100 and 200. Individual Medley: 100, 200 and 400. Relays: 4x50 free, 4x100 free, 4x200 free, 4x50 medley, 4x100 medley. Note: fjór is Icelandic for "four"; the stroke order in the SSÍ report has breast before back. All records were set in finals. Icelandic Swimming Association web site Icelandic Long Course Records Updated 24.03.2017 Icelandic Short Course Records Updated 5.10.2017

Adios Miguel

Adios Miguel is a Menudo's 13th album and compilation album featuring songs sung by Menudo member Miguel Cancel. It is a best-of album, which features hits such as Rock en la TV, three originals that weren't released on any other album; the album was titled as such because Miguel was voluntarily leaving the group before his time was up. There is no set group line-up to this album, but it features all members who were part of the golden era of the group, from 1981 to 1983, it is not a part of the Menudo album line up. Miguel Cancel is the only member of Menudo to have a departing album dedicated to him. La Flor de la Canela 2:38 Cuando Pasara 3:50 Quiero Rock 2:35 Me Voy an Enamoriscar 3:06 No Me Olvides 3:22 Tu Te Imaginas 3:16 Cielito Lindo 2:19 Bailemos en el Mar 3:17 Rock en la TV 3:14 Xanadu 3:18 Es Por Amor 3:53 A Volar 4:15