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 traumatized. 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.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, January 14, 2022
Original Languages: Spanish
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 120
Year: 2021


Penélope Cruz
Rossy de Palma
Pedro Almodóvar



Milena Smit as Ana, Penélope Cruz as Janis in PARALLEL MOTHERS. © El Deseo, photo by Iglesias Más. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to Right: Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar (Director). Photo Credit: El Deseo D.A. S.L.U., photo by Iglesias Mas. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.