Parallel Mothers

Sun, Oct 24
  • Sun, Oct 24
8:00 pm Sold Out

Special Premiere Screening! Fall Focus Closing Night!

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Run Time: 120 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: Spanish

Starring: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde, Milena Smit, Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma

Please Note: All in-person screenings at the Brattle require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test as of 10/1/2021.

Closing Night Selection

In Spanish w/English subtitles

In this muted contemporary melodrama, two women, a generation apart, find themselves inextricably linked by their brief time together in a maternity ward. The circumstances that brought them to the Madrid hospital are quite different—one accidental, the other traumatic—and a secret, hiding the truth of the bond that connects these two, is a powerful story that tackles a deep trauma in Spanish history. Penélope Cruz’s Janis is a uniquely complex, flawed, but ultimately alluring lead character, who finds herself in a morally and emotionally treacherous situation. She’s viewed in contrast with Ana, radiantly portrayed by newcomer Milena Smit, a discovery who brings a palpable innocence, pain, and longing to this interwoven portrait of women and motherhood. These charismatic stars inhabit characters who are singular among those drawn by Almodóvar in a career defined by striking portraits of women.

—New York Film Festival guide

Screening Supported by Boston Latino International Film Festival

Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

No passes (including Brattle member passes) will be accepted for this screening

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