Parallel Mothers

"Note to Oscar: Make sure a best actress nomination happens for the blazing Penelope Cruz in this emotional powerhouse from director Pedro Almodovar about a Madrid photographer coping with an unplanned pregnancy and a tangled political past." - Peter Travers, ABC News

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.

Awards:
Winner, Best Actress, Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Winner, Best Music/Score, Los Angeles Film Critics Association


"Elegant, swiftly paced, by turns heartbreaking and heart-mending, Parallel Mothers brings to mind Hitchcock, from the way the filmmaker utilizes the soundtrack to the masterful building of tension and the heightened melodrama of it all." - Film Threat

"The balance of light and dark, birth and death, and the power of women to create life, and to preserve memory over generations in the face of injustice, melds in a warm, humanistic and politically outspoken drama from the unflinching master." - AARP Movies for Grownups

"The performances always make the film feel substantive and authentic, particularly the interplay between its two very different stars." - Rogerebert.com

"Penélope Cruz gives a powerful and beautifully relatable performance as a woman navigating some very messy life choices with wisdom and empathy." - IGN Movies

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