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Shown: November 12, 2023 at 6pm

Director : Pedro Almovódar

Country : Spain

Release Date : 2021

Duration : 123 mins

Language : Spanish

Subtitles : Yes

Two women, Janis and Ana, meet in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and have become pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatised. 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 by chance develops, complicates and changes their lives in a decisive way.

If you’re already a fan of Almodóvar’s work this is essential viewing; if you haven’t been introduced to his very special world before, ‘Parallel Mothers’ will be a great place to start.”  (David Stratton – The Australian)