This film about two mothers who give birth on the same day will open the 2021 Venice Film Festival.
While the organizers of the 78th Venice Film Festival have just announced the selection of this new edition, scheduled from September 1 to 11, 2021, El Deseo unveils the teaser of the opening film, Madres Paralelas, of Pedro Almodovar.
Madres paralelas: Pedro Almodovar’s new film will open the Venice Film Festival
We had already seen some photos of this drama that will follow two mothers, embodied by Penelope cruz and Milena Smit, giving birth by chance on the same day, in the same maternity hospital. Israel Elejalde, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Julieta Serrano and Rossy De Palma complete the cast.
This teaser is pretty enigmatic, but the filmmaker gave details about his new achievement a few weeks ago : “I come back to the feminine universe, to motherhood, to the family. I speak of the importance of ancestors and descendants. The inevitable presence of memory. There are many mothers in my filmography, the one who is part of this story are very different. As an author, at the moment I am more inspired by imperfect mothers. Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez Gijón and the young Milena Smit will play the three women of the film, accompanied by Israel Elejalde who will be the male main character I also found actresses that I adore, Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma. Madres Paralelas will be an intense drama. I hope so anyways.”
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