Parallel Mothers

4 January 2023



Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s new feature film follows two women, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), whose paths cross in a hospital where they are about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, has no regrets and is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared and repentant. Janis tries to encourage her as they move like sleepwalkers through the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between them, which, by chance, will develop and complicate, changing their lives in a decisive way.

Venice Film Festival 2021 – Winner – Best Actress – Penélope Cruz