Madres paralelas (Parallel Mothers)
Gala Premières en speciale evenementen 120' - 2021 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish
Director: Pedro Almodóvar Composer: Alberto Iglesias With: Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
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
Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Director of Photography
José Luis Alcaine
Agustin Almodóvar, Esther García
Alternative Films S.A.
Countries of production
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)