2 hours 3 minutes | Rated M (Sex scenes)
The story of two mothers who give birth the same day. 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.
As ever with Almodóvar’s films, to enter his world is a pleasure – even when we’re faced with pain and tough lessons. Time Out
There are more twists and turns in Parallel Mothers that I won’t disclose but the film is mesmerizing. Baltimore Magazine
Generations pass, this wise movie tells us; family endures. Seattle Times