Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers

classified 15 S

Please note: This was screened in Jan 2022

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

Pedro Almodóvar is on top form with his Oscar®-nominated 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.