PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Parallel Mothers

Local title
Paralleelemad
Title in Russian
Параллельные матери
Original title
Madres paralelas
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Country
Spain
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Current Waves
Genre
drama

“Parallel Mothers” steals up on the viewer. For most of its running time, Pedro Almodovar’s 22nd feature appears to be a classic melodrama of the director’s late period – less busy with side characters and subplots than most – about the fallout from a mix-up at a maternity hospital. But it becomes something very different indeed. Spain’s most celebrated living director started out as a flamboyant and occasionally flippant outsider, both charting and driving the ’movida Madrilena’ in a series of gleefully provocative indie films.

In his latest, he has become something very like the elder statesman of all that is anti-establishment in Spain – reminding a forgetful country of the historical anger and desire for retribution following the death of Franco which underlined the movida in the first place.

Lee Marshall, Screen International

Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Screenwriter
Pedro Almodóvar
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Daniela Santiago, Milena Smit
Producer
Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
DoP
José Luis Alcaine
Editor
Teresa Font
Music
Alberto Iglesias
Production
El Deseo, Radio Televisión Española, Remotamente Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Distributor
VLG Films
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
Estonian, English, Russian
Other festivals
New York, Venice
Director
Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar (snd 1949)

Valik: Matador (1986), Carne trémula (1997, Elav liha, PÖFF 1998), Todo sobre mi madre (Kõik minu emast, PÖFF 1999), Hable con ella (Räägi temaga, PÖFF 2002), La mala educación (Halb kasvatus, 2004), Volver (2006), La piel que habito (Nahk, milles ma elan, 2011), Dolor y gloria (Valu ja hiilgus, 2019), Madres paralelas (Parallel Mothers, 2021)

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Screenings

Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening041102 / Paralleelemad
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening050101 / Paralleelemad
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening171102 / Paralleelemad
SubtitlesEstonian, Russian
Screening duration