PARALLEL MOTHERS Red Carpet Premieres 2021


There will be a post-screening conversation with Pedro Almodóvar (Director) moderated by film critic Alonso Duralde.

Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film follows two women Janis and Ana (both single mothers) from the moment they give birth to two daughters. Janis is thrilled by her accidental pregnancy, seeing it as perhaps her last chance at motherhood, while the adolescent Ana is scared and traumatized by the ordeal.

Almodóvar masterfully weaves the drama of these two women around the complexity, anxiety and passion that comes with motherhood. With the birth of their daughters, Janis and Ana have a unique link and are drawn closer by the lack of support from others in their world. But this bond unravels in complicated and surprising ways that neither of them expected. PARALLEL MOTHERS is a powerful exploration of how generations and families are held together amongst the greatest challenges. –Sarah Harris

Pedro Almodóvar is an Academy Award®-winning writer and director from Spain who has made over 40 films. He first gained international recognition with WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (1988). In 1999, he won his first Academy Award® for Best Foreign Film for ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, followed three years later by an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay for TALK TO HER. His other notable credits include TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN!, VOLVER, BROKEN EMBRACES, JULIETA and most recently PAIN AND GLORY, which was nominated for the Best International Feature Academy Award® and won seven Goya Awards. His newest feature PARALLEL MOTHERS premiered at Venice.

Adam Brook
Sony Pictures Classics


Country: Spain

Year: 2021

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Screenwriter: Pedro Almodóvar

Producers: Agustin Almodovar, Esther Garcia

Director of Photography: José Luis Alcaine

Editor: Teresa Font

Production Designer: Antxon Gomez

Music: Alberto Iglesias

Cast/Featuring: Penelope Cruz, Melina Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Rossy de Palma, Julieta Serrano

Running Time (minutes): 123

Language: Spanish