Madres Paralelas

Parallel Mothers
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Country
Spain
Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Pedro Almodóvar
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde, Milena Smit, Rossy de Palma, Julieta Serrano, Daniela Santiago
Production
El Deseo, RTVE - Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española, Remotamente Films (ES)

Storyline

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and got 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 chance will undertake to develop and complicate in such a decisive way that it will change the lives of both.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Venice Film Festival 2021
Competition
Volpi Cup for Best Actress (Penélope Cruz)

Feroz Awards 2022
8 Nominations:
Best Drama Film
Best Direction (Pedro Almodóvar)
Best Supporting Actress in a Film (Penelope Cruz)
Best Supporting Actress in a Film (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress in a Film (Milena Smit)
Best Original Music (Alberto Iglesias) WINNER
Best Trailer (Alberto Leal)
Best poster (Javier Jaén - poster A) WINNER

OSCARS 2022
Best Actress in a Leading Role Nomination (Penélope Cruz)
Best Music (Original Score) Nomination (Alberto Iglesias)
Goyas Awards 2022
Best Film
Best Direction (Pedro Almodóvar)
Best Leading Actress (Penélope Cruz)
Best Supporting Actress (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Milena Smit)
Best Direction of Photography (José Luis Alcaine)
Best Sound (Sergio Bürmann, Laia Casanovas & Marc Orts)
Best Artistic Direction (Antxón Gómez)
Golden Globe Awards 2022
BEST MOTION PICTURE – NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE (FORMERLY FOREIGN LANGUAGE) Nomination
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE (Alberto Iglesias) Nomination
César 2022
Best Foreign Film Nomination
BAFTA Awards 2022
Best Foreign Language Film Nomination

Platino Awards 2022
7 Nominations:
Best Ibero-American fiction film.
Best direction (Pedro Almodóvar).
Best Female Performance (Penelope Cruz).
Best Supporting Female Performance (Milena Smit).
Best supporting female performance (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón). WINNER
Best original music (Alberto Iglesias). WINNER
Best art direction.(Antxón Gómez). WINNER

Releases

Spain (8 of October 2021)