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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Tomorrow (Tuesday 5th July)

20:30

Between Two Worlds 12A
Socially distanced
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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Wednesday 6th July

15:45

Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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18:15

Il Buco U
Socially distanced
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
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The Ladykillers PG
1h 27m
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