“Draws you in and holds you” — Variety
“A sumptuous, riveting, flirtatiously transgressive melodrama – in other words, a Pedro Almodóvar film” — The Telegraph
Two women, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), 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.
Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Actress for Penélope Cruz, PARALLEL MOTHERS marks the 22nd feature film for director Pedro Almodóvar.