Madres Parallelas. Review

The last Almodovar’s film begins like a classic movie, halfway between a RAI’s fiction and classic play.
Janis (Penelope Cruz), named by the mother inspired by the singer Janis Joplin, an established photographer meets a beautifull antropologist (Israel Elejalde) and they falling in love and develops pregnancy, unfortunately  unwanted by Arturo, allready married.
Nine months after Janis is the Hospital and meets Ana (Milena Smit), a pregnant teenager, and from this chance meeting there will be a sequence of events.

The Viewer ‘ll see, single mothers, strong mothers’s feelings, love relationships (hetero and homo), separation issues, sexual abuse, blackmails, parental failure, generetional clash, against the backdrop of civil war.
But without established sentences, the actors are very human and weak and imperfect, Almodovar doesn’t want prove nothing only let the viewer feel  the problems of real humanity.
Probably not the Almodovar’s best film, but certainly not to be missed.

MADRES PARALELAS

Two women, Janis and Ana, share the hospital room in which they are about to give birth.
about to give birth. They are two single women, both in an unplanned pregnancy. Janis,
middle-aged, has no regrets and in the hours leading up to the birth rejoices with joy.
Ana, on the other hand, is a frightened, contrite and traumatised teenager. Janis tries to
Janis tries to cheer her up as they walk the hospital wards like sleepwalkers.
The few words they exchange during these hours will create a very strong bond between
the two and fate, in taking its course, will complicate the lives of both in a resounding way.
of both.

Regia: Pedro Almodovar
Attori: Penélope Cruz, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma
Paese: Spagna
Durata: 120 min
Distribuzione: Warner Bros. Italia
Sceneggiatura: Pedro Almodovar
Fotografia: José Luis Alcaine
Montaggio: Teresa Font
Musiche: Alberto Iglesias
Produzione: El Deseo con la partecipazione di RTVE e Netflix

Data di uscita: 28 ottobre 2021
Genere: Drammatico
Anno: 2021

PENÉLOPE CRUZ: JANIS
MILENA SMIT: ANA
ISRAEL ELEJALDE: ARTURO
AITANA SA’NCHEZ GIJÓN: TERESA
ROSSY DE PALMA: ELENA
JULIETA SERRANO: ZIA BRIGIDA
SCENEGGIATURA E REGIA: PEDRO ALMODÓVAR
PRODUTTORI: AGUSTIN ALMODÓVAR, ESTHER GARCIA
MUSICHE: ALBERTO IGLESIAS
DIRETTORE DELLA FOTOGRAFIA: JOSÉ LUIS ALCAINE (AEC)
MONTAGGIO: TERESA FONT
SCENOGRAFIA: ANTXON GÓMEZ
PRODUTTORI ASSOCIATI: BARBARA PEIRÓ, DIEGO PAJUELO
DIREZIONE DI PRODUZIONE: CÉSAR PARDINAS
DIREZIONE ARTISTICA: ALEJANDRA LOISEAU
SUONO DIRETTO: SERGIO BÙRMANN
SOUND EDITORI LAIA CASANOVAS
SOUND MIXER: MARC ORTS
COSTUMI: PAOLA TORRES
ACCONCIATURE E TRUCCO: PABLO IGLESIAS
GRAFICA E ANIMAZIONE: JUAN GATTI
EFFETTI DIGITALI: SONSOLES ARANGUREN
EFFETTI SPECIALI: MONTSE RIBÉ
CASTING: EVA LEIRA, YOLANDA SERRA

 

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