Parallel Mothers

BBFC RatingParallel Mothers

Showing: 28 January 2022 until 03 February 2022

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Fri 28 Jan 2022
Sat 29 Jan 2022
Sun 30 Jan 2022
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Tue 1 Feb 2022
Wed 2 Feb 2022
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Certificate15
Year2022
GenreDrama
DirectorPedro Almodóvar
WritersPedro Almodóvar
LanguageSpanish
CountrySpain
Running Time2HR 3MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Pedro Almodóvar is back with frequent collaborator Penélope Cruz for this muted contemporary melodrama. Two women, a generation apart, find themselves inextricably linked by their brief time together in a maternity ward.

The circumstances that brought them to the Madrid hospital are quite different—one accidental, the other traumatic—and a secret, hiding the truth of the bond that connects these two, is a powerful story that tackles a deep trauma in Spanish history.

QFT is no stranger to this power partnership's work. All About My Mother, Volver and 2019's Pain and Glory to name a few, Parallel Mothers sees Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz together again.

Penélope Cruz's Janis is a uniquely complex, flawed, but ultimately alluring lead character, who finds herself in a morally and emotionally treacherous situation. She's viewed in contrast with Ana, radiantly portrayed by newcomer Milena Smit, a discovery who brings a palpable innocence, pain, and longing to this interwoven portrait of women and motherhood. These charismatic stars inhabit characters who are singular among those drawn by Almodóvar in a career defined by striking portraits of women.

"Almodóvar shows us that he's as playful, adventurous and relevant as ever in this wickedly good and surprisingly emotional melodrama, which tackles weighty issues of history, birthright and bonds between women." - San Jose Mercury News

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