04 March 2022

PARALLEL MOTHERS

PARALLEL MOTHERS, starring Penelope Cruz, is the UK’s biggest-grossing foreign language film (excluding Polish and Bollywood titles) since Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite (released in February 2020).

PARALLEL MOTHERS opened on 26th January this year and its box office currently stands at £1,241,508.

The film is Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s 22nd feature film and is nominated for the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language and for the Academy Award® for Best Actress (Penelope Cruz) and for Best Original Score (Alberto Iglesias).

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Academy Award®, four BAFTAs, multiple Goyas and over 100 further wins and nominations.
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 exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared and repentant. Janis tries to encourage her as they move like sleepwalkers through the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between them, which by chance will develop and complicate, changing their lives in a decisive way.