Pedro Almodóvar’s anticipated new drama, PARALLEL MOTHERS, which had its world premiere as the opening film of the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September, will be released in cinemas across the UK on 28 January 2022 courtesy of Pathé.
Written, directed and co-produced by Almodóvar, the film stars Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit, alongside Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde, Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma.
Two women, Janis and Ana, meet in a hospital where they are about to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, has no regrets and is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared and repentant. Janis tries to encourage her as they move like sleepwalkers through the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between them, which by chance will develop and complicate, changing their lives in a decisive way.