Release date17 September 1979 (1979-09-17) Initial releaseSeptember 17, 1979 (Spain) Film seriesAna and the Wolves film series CastGeraldine Chaplin (Ana), Norman Briski (Antonio), Amparo Muñoz (Natalia), Rafaela Aparicio (Mamá), José Vivó (Juan), Fernando Fernán Gómez (Fernando) Similar moviesHalf Breakdown, Kotsch
Mamá cumple cien años is a 1979 Spanish comedy film written and directed by Carlos Saura. The film is a comedy sequel of the drama Ana and the Wolves directed by Saura in 1973. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 52nd Academy Awards.
Ana is married to Antonio. They arrive at the country house in Spain where she worked as a nanny many years earlier, for the 100th birthday of the family 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.