Director: Pedro Almodóvar Run Time: 120 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021 Language: Spanish
Starring: Penélope Cruz
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.
Comedy, Drama, World Cinema, LBGTQ+
“Parallel Mothers is a movie of infinite tenderness, that rare ode to motherhood that acknowledges mothers as women first and mothers second.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME