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Pedro Almodóvar

Madres paralelas (Parallel Mothers)

Director Pedro Almodóvar Composer Alberto Iglesias Cast Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
120' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish
Two women 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 those hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and becomes complicated, changing their lives in a decisive way.
Madres paralelas is a movie of infinite tenderness, that rare ode to motherhood that acknowledges mothers as women first and mothers second. Penélope Cruz is astonishing here, in what may be the best performance of her career so far.” - TIME Magazine

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Pedro Almodóvar


Alberto Iglesias


Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón


Pedro Almodóvar

Director of Photography

José Luis Alcaine


Teresa Font


Agustin Almodóvar, Esther García


Alternative Films S.A.

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Pedro Almodóvar
Film político (short, 1974), Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda (short, 1974), La caída de Sódoma (short, 1975), Homenaje (short, 1975), El sueño, o la estrella (short, 1975), Blancor (short, 1975), Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' (short, 1976), Sea caritativo (short, 1976), Muerte en la carretera (short, 1976), Sexo va, sexo viene (short, 1977) Las tres ventajas de onte (short, 1977), Complementos (short, 1977), Salomé (short, 1978), Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! (1978) Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980), Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Dark Habits (1983), What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984), Matador (1986), Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), High Heels (1991), Kika (1993), The Flower of My Secret (1995), Live Flesh (1997), All About My Mother (1999), Talk to Her (2002), Bad Education (2004), Volver (2006), The Cannibalistic Councillor (short, 2009), Broken Embraces (2009), The Skin I Live In (2011), I'm so Excited (2013), Julieta (2016), Pain and Glory (2019), The Human Voice (short, 2020), Parallel Mothers (2021), Strange Way of Life (short, 2023)