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Parallel Mothers
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Parallel Mothers

Madres Paralelas

Following the award-winning Pain and Glory, critically acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar returns with Parallel Mothers, a beautiful drama featuring Penélope Cruz, winner of Best Actress at the 78th Venice International Film Festival and nominated for an Oscar in 2022 for her performance.

Elegantly balancing drama and comedy, Parallel Mothers tells the story of two women, both single mothers, who give birth in a shared maternity ward in Madrid. Both women harbor fears and unresolved emotions over failed relationships, seeking support in one another and wandering the hospital halls in mutual apprehension for what the future holds.

Pedro Almodóvar
Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde
123 min | Drama | Spain, France | 2021 | Spanish with English subtitles
The film belongs to Penelope Cruz’s marvellously expressive face and controlled performance.
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Best Actress, Venice International Film Festival 2021
Best Actress, Best Original Score, Academy Awards 2022
8 Goyas including Best Film, Best Director & Best Actress, Goya Awards 2022
Best Motion Picture: Foreign Language, Best Original Score, Golden Globes 2022