- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 8, 2000
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Miramax
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - Spanish
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 08/04/2000
"...Picture-book pretty, the story is gracefully paced....Moving..." -- Rating: B+
New York Times - 10/08/1999
"...[The film] brims with understanding of the complexities of relationships, the frailties of humankind and the possibilities of joy..."
Box Office -
"...Full of wisdom and humor....There is much spirit in the constant exchange of verbal insult..."
Los Angeles Times - 10/08/1999
"...A rueful, funny and deeply moving fable....THE GRANDFATHER is a wise and beautiful film..."
The aging Count of Albrit returns to Spain from the Americas, where he has lost almost all of his money searching for gold. There he finds his son dead and two granddaughters, one of whom is illegitimate. The Count must contend with his son's widow for his family's honor, but along the way he learns that blood ties are less important than love. Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Film.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Nominated for an Academy Award(R) as Best Foreign Language Film, THE GRANDFATHER is a deeply compelling tale of love, honor, and secrecy. When news of his son's death returns proud, old Count Albrit home to Spain after years abroad, he's pleased to meet his two charming young granddaughters. But he also carries the burden of a newly discovered family secret: one of the girls is not his son's daughter ... and therefore not his true heir! Starring original cast members from the Oscar(R)-winning Spanish film sensation ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER -- you'll be inescapably drawn into this powerful story as the determined Count sets out to discover which grannddaughter is worthy of his love and name!
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