Cinema: Pedro Almodóvar dazzles us with “Parallel Mothers”

Cinema : Pedro Almodóvar dazzles us with «Parallel Mothers»

Penélope Cruz in “Parallel Mothers”

What better way to celebrate the reopening of cinemas than going to see a new film by Pedro Almodóvar on the big screen?

Once again, the legendary Spanish filmmaker dazzles us by telling the story of two women who become mothers at the same time and whose destinies are woven with knotty but unbreakable threads.

In the lead roles, Penélope Cruz (Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival) and Milena Smit are astoundingly human.

As always with Almodóvar, the story of these strong and determined women is told in a visual feast that serves the narrative superbly.

Rare thing: the prolific filmmaker adds a rich political layer to his work by addressing a dark part of Spain's past.

Parallel Mothers takes the poster this Friday.

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