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A middle-aged woman and a scared adolescent form a close bond while giving birth in a hospital.


Why watch this film?

One of Pedro Almodóvar's best films, following his excellent work in 'Dolor y Gloria' (2019). With a highly unpredictable plot, as is the case with much of his filmography, 'Madres Paralelas' brings a surprising and very moving story. In the plot, two women meet in the hospital, give birth on the same day and form a bond that transforms their lives. The characters are well related and the performances are impeccable - special mention to Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit, who not only deliver everything, but also have good chemistry on screen. 'Madres Paralelas' has a fantastic script, which breaks away from the conventional, bringing truly relevant discussions.



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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.

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