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"Parallel Mothers is a movie of infinite tenderness, that rare ode to motherhood that acknowledges mothers as women first and mothers second." – TIME Magazine.

We're kicking off our Pedro Almodóvar retrospective in style: with a special preview of the gorgeous PARALLEL MOTHERS on Friday 14 January, 7pm. Includes a complimentary drink on arrival. 

Almodóvar is renowned as the maestro of colour, camp and commotion. His filmography subversively explores sex, desire, identity, politics, family, and a broad spectrum of gender expression via screwy comedy and high melodrama. PARALLEL MOTHERS is already being acclaimed as one of his greatest films.

Experience it for yourself, then head HERE to view our complete retrospective program, which begins a week later on Friday 21 January.

Parallel Mothers

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 traumatised. 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.