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Parallel Mothers ()

Madres paralelas (original title)
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The story of two mothers who bond in unexpected way after giving birth the same day.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 78 nominations.
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Janis
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Ana
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Arturo
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Teresa
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Elena
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Brígida
Auria Contreras ...
(as Luna Auria Contreras)
Carmen Flores ...
Dolores
Alice Davies
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Niñera
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Sobrina de Brígida
Arantxa Aranguren
Trinidad Iglesias
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Jesús
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(as Mª Jesús Hoyos)
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Mar Vidal
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Modelo (as Dana Santiago)
Ana Peleteiro ...
Modelo
Lorenzo Profilio
Edy Pérez
Amets Iriondo
Adrián Navas
Yohana Yara
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Padre de Ana (voice)
Carlotta Castro Bohórquez
Eira Rey Enríquez
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Camarero (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pedro Almodóvar

Written by

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Pedro Almodóvar ... (script)

Produced by

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Agustín Almodóvar ... producer
Esther García ... executive producer
Diego Pajuelo ... associate producer
César Pardiñas ... line producer
Bárbara Peiró ... associate producer

Music by

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Alberto Iglesias

Cinematography by

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José Luis Alcaine

Film Editing by

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Teresa Font

Editorial Department

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Chema Alba ... colorist
Jorge Luengo ... teaser editor/advertising and promotions
David Taranilla ... colorist

Production Design by

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Antxón Gómez

Art Direction by

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Alejandra Loiseau ... (art direction)

Set Decoration by

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Vicent Díaz

Costume Design by

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Paola Torres

Makeup Department

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Miriam Montecino ... assistant makeup artist
Pablo Morillas ... key hair stylist
Mariló Osuna ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Rubén Souto ... second assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Juan Carlevaris ... third assistant director
Laura Díez ... second assistant director
David Esquivel ... second assistant director
Júlia Marcos Lázaro ... trainee assistant director (as Júlia Marcos Lázaro)

Art Department

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Pablo Buratti ... storyboard artist
Patricia Cos ... Art coordinator
Juan Gatti ... graphic designer
Paloma Hernandez Santos ... scenic painter
Javier Jaén ... illustrator
Miguel López Langa ... Art trainee
Elsa Moya Vela ... property master
José Luis Moya ... Construction Manager
Martín Sánchez Fernández ... construction coordinator
Tanis Villar ... props

Sound Department

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Laia Casanovas ... supervising sound editor
Oriol Donat i Martos ... assistant to re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Anna Harrington ... dialogue editor
Rebeca Lindenfeld ... assistant sound editor
Alejandro López ... dialogue editor
Marta Monistrol ... foley artist
Marc Orts ... re-recording mixer
Juan Rubio Morales ... adr recordist / assistant sound editor

Special Effects by

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Marcos Sagasta ... special effects crew on ddtsfx

Visual Effects by

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Sonsoles Aranguren ... visual effects supervisor
Sofía Balestrini ... visual effects
Marina Dorado ... visual effects coordinator
Yusef El Khadir ... matchmove
Ricardo Leoz ... matchmove
Esteban Ignacio Lupica ... digital compositor
Cristian Moreno ... digital compositor
Laila Sleiman Sanz ... Recruiting & HR Manager
Miguel Susaeta Vallejo ... matchmove (as Susaeta Vallejo Miguel)
Daniel Suárez Rubini ... visual effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ibon Esparza ... digital imaging technician
Iker Ibarluzea ... grip
Ígor Iglesias ... video assist operator
Alberto Leal ... Making of
Aarón López ... first assistant A camera
Sahel López ... drone camera operator (as López Sahel)
Joaquín Manchado ... camera operator
Raúl Manchado ... steadicam
Nerea Osuna ... assistant camera
Ramiro Sabell hijo ... additional camera
Fábio Veríssimo ... data wrangler

Casting Department

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Iván Armesto ... extras casting director
Marcelo Cortazzo ... extras coordinator
Cristina G. Marfil ... casting associate (as Cristina Guillén Marfil)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rosi López ... seamstress
Rubén Martín García ... assistant costume designer
Julio Prieto ... dress maker/cutter
Tania Sanz ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Eduardo García Alonso ... location manager

Music Department

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Ashley Andrew-Jones ... score recordist
Rachel Bolt ... viola
David Cerrejón ... music co-producer
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass
Vicky Matthews ... musician: cello
Alicia Morote ... score preparation
Everton Nelson ... musician: violin
James Shearman ... conductor
Amy Stewart ... Orchestra Contractor: Isobel Griffiths Ltd
Nicolás Tsabertidis ... Score Recording: Assistant
Allen Walley ... musician: double bass

Script and Continuity Department

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Yuyi Beringola ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Jimena Puente Arasti ... Production trainee
Osama Chami ... assistant to director
Manolo Gago ... production trainee
Paul Hillier ... E&O insurance
Emilio R. López ... production assistant
Sergio Rey ... communications department

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Sony Pictures

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Taglines New York Film Festival 59 Closing Night Selection See more »
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Also Known As
  • Mères parallèles (France)
  • Parallel Mothers (New Zealand, English title)
  • Parallel Mothers (Singapore, English title)
  • Parallel Mothers (Ireland, English title)
  • Parallel Mothers (Canada, English title)
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Runtime
  • 123 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia There was a poster for PARALLEL MOTHERS (Madres paralelas) over a decade ago in a scene of Almodóvar's BROKEN EMBRACES (2009). He was already working on the script and had made a poster. See more »
Goofs (at around 1h 28 mins) After an argument with Ana in the kitchen, Janis leaves to go sit on the terrace. She sits down in the chair on the left (from viewer's perspective). When Ana walks towards her, Janis is sitting in the chair on the right. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Pedro Almodovar/Penelope Cruz/James McAvoy/Nicôle Lecky/Ella Henderson (2022). See more »
Soundtracks Summertime See more »
Crazy Credits The entirety of the credits appears on 35mm film that scrolls by, with red markings as if someone were reviewing each "picture." See more »

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