SECOND CHANCE CINEMA: MADRES PARALELAS
‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). Pedro Almodóvar’s poetic conviction and creative fluidity flow through this moving baby-swap drama about two single mothers and buried secrets from the Spanish civil war.
Pedro Almodóvar is on top form with this comedy-drama about a chance encounter leading to a lifelong connection. Janis (Cruz) and Ana (Smit) are two expectant single mothers who meet in a maternity ward as they prepare to give birth. Despite a significant age gap between them, and differing views on their impending accidental births, they bond over the experience as they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors, and find their lives irrevocably connected as a result. Only Almodóvar could deliver such an accomplished and confident piece of filmmaking that doesn’t miss a beat in its writing or delivery. A great way to kick off 2022 in style.