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Parallel mothers: two films of single mothers by Pedro Almodovar!

Parallel mothers through Almodovar shows the real struggle of a single motherhood through the ways of two single women pregnant and ready to give birth!

It’s the Spanish drama film which premiered on September 1st, 2021 in Venice and will air on October 8, 2021 in Spain. Parallel Mothers is a best and good movie to watch which lasted 2 hours in its original language Spanish. The opening of the film is in 78th Venice International Film Festival and its responsibility is taken by Sony Pictures to release it internationally and its closing is on October 8 of this year at the New York Film Festival.

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The film focuses on these two main stars Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit who played the roles of Janis and Ana respectively. Along with these two films, other actors are also present and these are Aitana Sanchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde, Juliette Serrano and Rossy de Palma.

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Penelope cruz, one of the main actresses, won the 78th Venice International Film Festival Prize in the category of Volpi Cup for best actress.

Parallel Mothers release date

This film has a different release date for different countries and its opening is in 78th international cinema prize and even Sony Pictures also take to release it on October 8th and if you check its US release date the movie will be released December 24, 2021. So you have to wait for the movie to watch it in the United States.

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History of parallel mothers

The story revolves around the two women Jania (Penelope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit) who are pregnant and of a different age and met in the hospital to give birth to their daughter on the same day. It’s the story that portrays the struggle and real-life pain of motherhood that leaves the reader crying at one point and it’s a down to earth story given by director Pedro Almodovar.

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These two women are also roommates in Madrid when they are in the maternity ward. There are a lot of twists and turns seen in the film with some of the complications that women in family and society face.

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The director tells the Parallel world Story of a great way in which these two women charge, passion, anxiety in different situations and the most amazing part is the change in Cruz’s mood in the movie because the mother is also the best. At first she acts like she’s the powerful woman who can take on any challenge as a warrior, but she’s a desperate one who feels good but loves and multitasks as a mother too.

Notes and Reviews of Parallel Mothers


The popularity of the film decreases on IMDB and this single motherhood movie got 6 out of 10 ratings who gave birth on the same day but they are of different age. It’s a good drama that once brings to mind how the single woman struggles with her life taking care of her child without the man’s help and what difficulties she faces in society.

Rotten tomatoes

Here the film has 100% tomato notes with 20 reviews and these reviews are-

It’s a film that lets you think once and it’s a beautiful tragic film, which seems rich and fabulous, the director’s narrative film.


At the time of writing there is 11 reviews written and 85 metascore based on these reviews and all of them received positive reviews.

So I suggest you also watch the movie and here the official movie trailer is given to let you know and watch the struggle of two single moms having a daughter.

Last lines

It’s a beautiful, big movie in 2021 in my opinion that shows the lives of women and the obstacles she faces as a single mother. If you want to read other movies from any category, you can read it on because here you read comedy, thriller and mystery blogs which make your day enjoyable and entertained.