Parallel Mothers

Showings

O Cinema South Beach Fri, Jan 21 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Fri, Jan 21 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jan 22 2:30 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jan 22 4:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jan 22 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sat, Jan 22 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jan 23 2:30 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jan 23 4:45 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jan 23 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Sun, Jan 23 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Jan 24 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Mon, Jan 24 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Jan 25 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Tue, Jan 25 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Jan 26 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Wed, Jan 26 9:15 PM
O Cinema South Beach Thu, Jan 27 7:00 PM
O Cinema South Beach Thu, Jan 27 9:15 PM

Description

Celebrated Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar surprises us once again with this lively and tender melodrama about two women, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), whose lives intersect profoundly thanks to a casual encounter in a hospital where they’re both going into labor.

 

Janis, the older of the two, has no regrets and is delighted with the idea of motherhood. But young Ana is regretful and scared. As they walk through the hospital corridor, waiting for their respective new arrivals, just a few words exchanged between them will complicate the women’s lives forever. Almodóvar expands on his earlier representations of femininity, turning the film’s focus to the many complicated facets of motherhood. A boisterous, moving and infinitely loving ode to women, Parallel Mothers takes its place within the director’s gallery of great films with a bold color palette, careening plot twists and dramatic performances that border on comic, yet stands memorably on its own.