Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers

Original Name: Madres Paralelas
English Name: Parallel Mothers
Year: 2021
Run Time: 122 Min
Language: Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Spain
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma
Screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar
Cinematographer: José Luis Alcaine
Editor: Teresa Font
Sound Designer: Sergio Bürmann
Music Composer: Alberto Iglesias
Costume Designer: Paola Torres
Production Designer: Antxon Gomez
Production Company: El Deseo, Remotamente Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment
World Sales: Impact Films
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  • Venice FF 2021
  • New York FF 2021
  • AFI Fest 2021
  • Chicago IFF 2021
  • Palm Springs IFF 2022
  • IFF India 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2020 The Human Voice
  • 2019 Pain and Glory
  • 2011 The Skin I Live In
  • 2004 Bad Education
  • 1999 All About My Mother
  • 1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Director’s Biography:

Pedro Almodóvar

Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar was a leader of New Spanish Cinema in the post-Franco era. He is a modern auteur of cinema, with a style that captivates the audiences' eye with its colourful visuals and personal drama. His films like Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), All About My Mother (1999), Talk to Her (2002), Bad Education (2004), Volver (2006), Pain and Glory (2019) have won him multiple awards, including Academy Awards, and prizes at Cannes and multiple festivals. Almodóvar is one of the finest directors currently working in cinema whose oeuvre reflects exceptional quality and his genius.


Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide 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. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. 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 and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.