“A welcome return to the female-centric storytelling that has earned Almodovar his greatest acclaim.” –Debrudge, Variety
Spanish virtuoso Pedro Almodóvar adapts three stories from Canadian Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro for this time-tripping tale about the relationship and eventual rupture between a Madrid teacher and her beloved daughter.
Julieta (Emma Suarez) lives in Madrid with her daughter Antia. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antia’s father and
Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, but drives them apart. When Antia turns eighteen she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter. Julieta is about the mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It is also about fate, about guilt complexes and about that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed. (Spain, 2016, 99 min., Spanish with English subtitles, NR, Digital | Dir. Pedro Almodovar)