Parallel Mothers

Winner
Best Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Winner
Best Music/Score
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Nominee
Best Foreign Film
Spirit Awards
This is probably the most I've loved a Penélope Cruz performance ever, which is saying a lot because she's just marvelous.

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Parallel Mothers

Two women, Janis and Ana, meet 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 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 decisively changes their lives.
R
Genre
Drama
Runtime
123
Language
English
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Writer(s)
Pedro Almodóvar
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Rossy de Palma, Julieta Serrano
Awards:
Winner, Best Actress, Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Winner, Best Music/Score, Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Nominee, Best Foreign Film, Spirit Awards
Winner, Volpi Cup ~ Best Actress, Venice Film Festival
Nominee, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival
Nominee, Queer Lion, Venice Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

The colors alone are a tip-off—cheery pastels that, combined with bright nothing-bad-could-happen-in-this-story lighting, announce “Parallel Mothers” as another Pedro Almodóvar film. Penélope Cruz is Janis—her hippie mother named her after Janis Joplin—a magazine photographer who, in the radiance of ...

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