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Pedro Almodovar collaborates with Penelope Cruz for the seventh time in this typically engrossing and vibrantly shot melodrama about two very different women whose lives intersect when they give birth on the same day. Although neither of the pregnancies were planned, Janis is delighted at this last chance at becoming a mother, whereas teenager Ana is scarred and unsure of how she will cope. The birth of their daughters creates a strong bond between them that will have a profound effect on the course of their lives. With compelling performances and an intricate and often witty script, Parallel Mothers continues Almodovars fascination the joys and complexities of motherhood.
Runtime: 2hrs 03mins
Dir: Pedro Almodovar. Cast: Penelope Cruz, Milena Smit, Isreal Elejalde