Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Trailer – “Parallel Mothers”

By Matt Neglia 

Sony Pictures Classics has released the trailer for Pedro Almodovar’s “Parallel Mothers” starring Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde, Julieta Serrano & Rossy de Palma. The film will have its world premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival and then later play at the New York Film Festival, followed by a theatrical release on December 24th 2021.

​Click below to see the trailer.

Plot Synopsis: Two women, Janis and Ana, 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.

What do you all think of the trailer? As always, it’s an exciting time whenever there is a new Pedro Almodovar film, especially one starring Penélope Cruz. His trademark bright colors, humor, and human drama are all on display here with what looks like a winning performance from Cruz that could put her in the Best Actress conversation. Overall, I really enjoyed the tone of this trailer (that opening scream over the studio logos is a hilarious choice) and cannot wait to see it at one of the fall film festivals. What do you think, though? Let us know your thoughts though in the comments below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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