37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Parallel Mothers

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Described as “a little bundle of joy” by critics, Parallel Mothers is the story of two women who meet in the hospital, both about to give birth. Though they share the trait of being single mothers, their journeys up to this moment have been incredibly different. Janis, a middle-aged woman who is ecstatic to have a child, must comfort young Ana, who is traumatized and terrified of motherhood. The few words they share during this life-changing moment will create a strong link that connects them beyond their differences. Starring Aitana Sanchez-Gijon and Penélope Cruz, who was awarded Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her portrayal, the newest film from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is an exploration of the different forms of motherhood.

This is a foreign-language film presented with English subtitles.

Presented by Violet Crown Cinema


Friday, October 29


8:30 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Pedro Almodovar

Runtime: 123 min.

Year: 2021

Country: Spain

Language: Spanish

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, Rossy de Palma.