Tuesday 28 June at 7.30pm
PARALLEL MOTHERS (15)
Spain 2022. 123 minutes. Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar.
Starring Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit. In Spanish with English subtitles.
A warm-hearted comedy drama from Spain’s most celebrated filmmaker. Two women, Janis and Ana, meet in a hospital where they are about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, has no regrets and is eager for a child. The other, adolescent Ana, is scared and full of regret. During the short time the women’s lives intersect, they form a close bond which will change their lives irrevocably. A gloriously colourful and entertaining film ensues. Penelope Cruz is a joy to watch in her best performance since her Oscar-winning turn in the same director’s VOLVER.