Parallel Mothers

24th January 2023

Certificate 15 / Pedro Almodóvar | Spain | 2022 | 123 minutes | Spanish with English Subtitles

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a maternity pre-natal room. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close bond between the two. Almodóvar interlinks their stories with plot twists and turns, gives us a serious, emotionally grounded look at maternal bonds and the draw of family and, most importantly, raises the spectre of the atrocities committed by the Franco regime, only recently allowed voice in Spain. RM

“Pedro Almodóvar’s poetic conviction and creative fluidity flow through this drama.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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