The legendary Pedro Almodovar returns with a stunning and highly praised new film that takes the director and his audiences through surprising twists and turns of both motherhood and history. In PARALLEL MOTHERS, Janis and Ana (Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit), meet in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it, and she is exultant. Ana, much younger, is scared, repentant and traumatized. But their meeting will have far more consequence than either can imagine……"The genius of PARALLEL MOTHERS lies in the way it gathers up so many of its maker's preoccupations— the heroic fortitude of women, the tragic absence of men— and rewires them in an unexpected and entirely necessary direction. It finds Almodóvar doing something new by doing what he has always done well: finding grace and beauty amid suffering, and keeping memory alive"—Justin Chang, L.A. Times.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Scheduled to start Friday, January 28
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