Monday, August 23, 2021

My Job is to Please Everyone

Our first trailer for Pedro Almodovar's new movie is here! Called Parallel Mothers here in the US it stars Penelope Cruz, Milena Smit, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, and Israel Elejalde, with Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma (ROSSY!!!). But here before said trailer is the film's official plot description:

"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. "

Viva complicated ladies, as ever! And now the trailer:

Parallel Mothers is playing at Venice and then NYFF -- which is where I will hopefully see it, fingers crossed -- and then gets a proper US release on Christmas Eve in December. If you missed the film's spectacular poster click here. In summation: ROSSY!!!!

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