Netflix released the subtitled trailer for “Mães Paralelas”, the new film by Pedro Almodóvar, which will be released directly in streaming after being awarded at the Venice Film Festival. The preview revolves around the motherhood of the character of Penélope Cruz, who returns to work with the director in the wake of the success of “Dor e Glória”.
The film reinforces the thematic change in Almodóvar’s production, who exchanged desire, the main manifestation of her early works, for stories of motherhood. The change took place a long time ago, as can be seen in the 1999 Oscar winner “All About My Mother” and in the 2006 Oscar-nominated “Volver”. And it was clearly present in “Dor e Glória”, the the director’s most recent and autobiographical film, which also featured Penélope Cruz in the role of mother.
In addition to Cruz, the film stars Aitana Sánchez Gijón (“Velvet Colección”) and newcomer Milena Smit (“No Matarás”), and also highlights Israel Elejalde (“Poison”) and two other longtime collaborators of Almodóvar, Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma, who worked together on “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” (1988) – the Oscar-nominated Spanish filmmaker’s first feature.
“Parallel Mothers” premieres on February 18 on streaming.