Parallel Mothers 120 mins

Thursday, 27 January 8:15PM

  • Parallel Mothers
  • Parallel Mothers
  • Parallel Mothers
  • Parallel Mothers

Pedro Almodóvar returns, following his triumphant Pain and Glory, with a dramatic tale of motherhood and historical trauma starring Penélope Cruz.

Cruz, winner of the Best Actress prize at Venice 2021, is fantastic as Janis, a photographer who accidentally becomes pregnant through a relationship with a married forensic archaeologist. While in hospital, about to give birth, she meets Ana (Milena Smit), a traumatised adolescent who is terrified about her pregnancy. Though in very different situations, Janis and Ana form a bond that has a dramatic impact on their lives. In returning to his recurrent theme of mothers, Almodóvar delves into Spain’s traumatic past, showing an intense connection between the personal and the political. The craft is of course distinctively Almodóvar’s, and the gorgeous visuals combined with deep emotion make this a very welcome return into his world.

"Parallel Mothers is really about how the drive that moves us to sustain our families, whatever the challenge, is nothing less than the life force, drawn from generations and held within us. At the end, when the film visibly unifies that force, it’s one of Almodóvar’s most transporting moments." Variety

Offical Selections:
Venice Film Festival
New York Film Festival

Spanish language film with English subtitles

Celebrate Alomodovar & Penelope Cruz, with GYG & RTRFM DJ

Celebrate Alomodovar & Penelope Cruz, with GYG & RTRFM DJ

Celebrate Master story-teller Pedro Almodovar's luminous down-to-earth tale of two women, played by Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit, who navigate the joy and pain of motherhood with delicious tunes from  RTRFM's Kailyn Crabbe, a complimentary slice of Siena's pizza, Guzman Y Gomez corn chips, guacamole dip and churros on entry (while stock last), which pairs so well with our new range of wines purchased from the bar. Try a bottle of house wine and cheese board for just $50!



"Most directors give so little. Almodóvar, by contrast, offers an over-abundance of riches."
The Guardian


All upcoming sessions for this film ...

Thursday, 27 January 8:15PM

Friday, 28 January 8:15PM

Saturday, 29 January 8:15PM

Sunday, 30 January 8:15PM

Monday, 31 January 8:15PM

Tuesday, 1 February 8:15PM

Wednesday, 2 February 8:15PM