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PARALLEL MOTHERS

by Pedro Almodóvar

synopsis

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and got pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it, and she 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 chance will undertake to develop and complicate in such a decisive way that it will change the lives of both.

international title: Parallel Mothers
original title: Madres paralelas
country: Spain
sales agent: FilmNation Entertainment (US)
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
release date: ES 8/10/2021, IT 28/10/2021, FR 1/12/2021, BE 1/12/2021
screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar
cast: Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde, Milena Smit, Rossy de Palma, Julieta Serrano, Daniela Santiago
cinematography by: José Luis Alcaine
film editing: Teresa Font
producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
production: El Deseo, RTVE - Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, Remotamente Films (ES)
backing: ICAA - Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales
distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment Iberia, Warner Bros Italy, Pathé Distribution
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