Parallel Mothers15

Directed by Pedro Almodovar | Spain | 2020 | 2h 3m | Starring Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Rossy de Palma

Two unmarried strangers who have both become pregnant by accident meet by chance while in hospital. They form a strong bond with each other as they face their pasts and confront impending motherhood. A warm-hearted melodrama and celebration of female solidarity from award-winning Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar (All About My Mother, Pain & Glory). Nominated for two Academy Awards (including Best Actress) and Best Film Not in the English Language at this year’s BAFTAs.

Reviews

‘As ever with Almodóvar’s films, to enter his world is a pleasure – even when we’re faced with pain and tough lessons.’
★★★★★
Dave Calhoun, Time Out

‘From opening frame to closing titles, this is resoundingly, exquisitely, the Penélope Cruz show. But with a lesson in Spanish history.’
★★★★
Kevin Maher, The Times

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We showed Parallel Mothers between February 18, 2022 and March 4, 2022.

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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

Bye Bye Tiberias Cert-TBC
1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Palestinian documentary following actress Hiam Abbass as she returns to her hometown and reconnects with the women in her family. Showing as part of the 2024 SAFAR Film Festival.

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18:00

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