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.


‘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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