Parallel Mothers

2021, Drama, 2h 3m

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A brilliant forum for Penélope Cruz's talent, Parallel Mothers reaffirms the familiar pleasures of Almodóvar's filmmaking while proving he's still capable of growth. Read critic reviews

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Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn't regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

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  • Feb 14, 2022
    Another low key work from Almodóvar. Whatever one thinks of the plot's twists and turns, it is hard to deny how great Cruz is at selling the emotional stakes.
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