Spain, 2021, 123 min, 4K DCP, Dir. Pedro Almodóvar, Rated R, Spanish with English Subtitles, Sony Pictures Classics
"Parallel Mothers is a movie of infinite tenderness, that rare ode to motherhood that acknowledges mothers as women first and mothers second... Penélope Cruz gives one of the best performances of her career." —Stephanie Zacharek, Time
Nominated for Best Actress, Best Original Score – 2022 Academy Awards Winner, Best Actress (Penélope Cruz) – 2021 Venice Film Festival
Contemporary melodrama, a bold color palette and a sublime Penélope Cruz in the lead role: these elements combine in Pedro Almodóvar's latest film to form one of the most affecting entries in the celebrated Spanish director's prolific filmography. Cruz stars opposite newcomer Milena Smit, both playing single mothers whose lives intersect in multiple ways after both give birth on the same day in the same hospital. Shocking secrets and painful revelations lie in store for the new mothers and Almodóvar mines the complexity of the situation to explore a deep-rooted trauma in Spain's history, motherhood itself and the inevitability of the truth to out. Note courtesy of AFI Silver
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