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Parallel Mothers

classified 15 S
Film

Fri 28 Jan - Thu 3 Feb

Director
Pedro Almodovar
Cast
Penelope Cruz, Milena Smit, Isreal Elejalde
Details
123 mins, Subtitled, 2021, Spain
Primary language
Spanish

Pedro Almodóvar is on top form with this masterful comedy drama about a chance encounter that leads to a lifelong connection.

Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit) are two expectant single mothers who meet in a maternity ward as they prepare to give birth. Despite a significant age gap between them, and differing views on their impending accidental births, they bond over the experience as they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors, and find their lives irrevocably connected as a result.

Motherhood and family are a favourite subject of Almodóvar, and his return (in his own words) to the feminine universe is a triumph: Parallel Mothers is a powerful exploration of how generations and families are held together amongst the greatest challenges.

  • Screenings of Parallel Mothers on Wed 2 Feb are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.
  • Please note: the screening of Parallel Mothers on Tue 1 Feb 17:20 is a Relaxed Screening.
  • Socially Distanced screening of Parallel Mothers takes place on Thu 3 Feb 14:30. Available seating is reduced to 25% of the screen capacity for additional comfort.

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Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed