Two women embrace. One woman has her back to the camera whilst the other is facing forwards with a look of concern on her face

Parallel Mothers (15)

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Spain/France/Spanish (English subtitles) (2021)
Friday 28 January 2pm - Thursday 3 February 2022 8:15pm
Screen Two
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  • Peak Screenings (after 6pm) £10.50. Concessions £9
  • Off-Peak Screenings (before 6pm) £9. Concessions £8
  • Under 26s £5 all screenings

  • Cast
    Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Rossy de Palma, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón


    2 hours and 3 minutes

    Recommended Age:
    15 for strong sex and references to sexual violence

    Pedro Almodóvar explores the complexities of motherhood and Spanish history in this striking melodrama starring Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit. 

    Janis and Ana meet on the maternity ward. Both unexpectedly single mothers-to-be, they begin to form a bond as Janis, who relishes the idea of motherhood, reassures and encourages Ana who, still a teenager, is struggling to come to terms with the new life laid out in front of her. This encounter will change their lives forever, in more ways than one, and their relationship will develop, complicate, and evolve over time. Meanwhile, the unspoken legacy of the Spanish Civil War weighs heavy on Janis’s mind as she fights for the truth to be exposed. Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film is as political as it is human. A tender, thought-provoking and beautifully crafted tale of motherhood, identity, female friendship, female solidarity, and how the past informs our present.


    The following screenings will be captioned:

    • Mon 31st Jan - 2pm
    • Tue 1st Feb - 5pm
    • Wed 2nd Feb - 8.15pm
    “A ravishingly crafted work that again illustrates with ineffable beauty that no one uses the expressive power of color and design quite like Almodóvar.”
    The Hollywood Reporter
    A close up of the red cinema chairs and steps

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