PARALLEL MOTHERS (120 NR)

PARALLEL MOTHERS

Opens Jan 28

SUMMARY

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.

Spanish with English Subtitles

DIRECTOR/WRITER: Pedro Almodóvar
CAST: Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Julieta Serrano, and Rossy de Palma


 

REVIEW

Parallel Mothers offers many delights, one of which is that it ushers Almodóvar fans back to his comfortingly familiar milieu.”

Nicholas Barber, indieWire