Series/Themes: Spotlight Screenings
Film Year: 2016
Film Length: 99 min.
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Featuring: Dario Grandinetti, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Adriana Ugarte, Michelle Jenner.
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía, where they both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father. However, their grief doesn’t bring them closer; rather, it drives them apart. When Antía turns eighteen she abandons her mother without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter. Julieta is a story of a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty, and of the unfathomable mystery that leads Antía to abandon the people she loves. The film is Spain’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.
UVA : Culbreth Theatre