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Julieta (2016)

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After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.


Pedro Almodóvar


Pedro Almodóvar, Alice Munro (basado en "Destino", "Pronto" y "Silencio" de)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Suárez ... Julieta
Adriana Ugarte ... Julieta Joven
Daniel Grao ... Xoan
Inma Cuesta ... Ava
Darío Grandinetti ... Lorenzo (as Dario Grandinetti)
Michelle Jenner ... Beatriz
Pilar Castro ... Claudia (Madre de Beatriz)
Nathalie Poza ... Juana
Susi Sánchez ... Sara (Madre de Julieta)
Joaquín Notario ... Samuel (Padre de Julieta)
Priscilla Delgado ... Antía (Adolescente)
Blanca Parés Blanca Parés ... Antía (18 años)
Ariadna Martín Ariadna Martín
Rossy de Palma ... Marian
Sara Jiménez ... Beatriz (Adolescente)


Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her daughter Antia, who reveals that this one is living in Switzerland married and with three children. With the heart broken after 12 years of total absence of her daughter, Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and she moves to her former building, in the hope that Antia someday communicates with her sending a letter. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened when she was a teenager (Adriana Ugarte) and met Xoan, a Galician fisherman. Falling in love with him, Julieta divides her time between the family, the job and the education of Antia until a fatal accident changes their lives. Slowly decaying in a depression, Julieta is helped by Antia and Bea, but one day Antia goes missing suddenly after a vacation with no clues about where to find ... Written by Chockys

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Pedro Almodóvar's 20th feature film. See more »


When the train does an emergency brake and luggage and people are being tossed all over the place a coffee cup and coffee pot in front of the main character remains undisturbed. See more »


References Melancholia (2011) See more »


Si no te vas
Written by Cuco Sánchez
Performed by Chavela Vargas
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User Reviews

Good and interesting Almodovar Almodovar melodrama with nice interpretations from main and support cast
30 December 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Pedro Almodover 2oth feature film being an engaging and thought provoking melodrama dealing with a middle age woman , Emma Suarez , living in Madrid with her sweetheart , Dario Grandinetti , about to move towards Lisboa . She , then , decides to stay only in Madrid to take on her existence and the most essential deeds about her missing daughter , Priscila Delgado . Julieta begins to record by writing her sad memories when she was a teen , Adriana Ugarte , and how she meets a fisher, Daniel Grao , and falls for him .

Interesting and agreeable drama by Almodovar plenty of passions , love , death and twists. Great performances from Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte. Being based on 3 stories by Alice Munro titled Chance, Soon and Silence from his collection Runaway . Attractive as well as sensational support cast plenty of Almodovar familiar faces such as Dario Grandinetti, Rossi De Palma in her seventh collaboration , along with others as Daniel Grao , Imma cuesta, Natalie Poza, Michelle Jenner, Susi Sánchez , Joaquin Notario , Pilar Castro .Sensitive and enjoyable soundtrack by Oscar Winner Alberto Iglesias , Almodovar regular. Colorful and evocative cinematography by Jean Claude Larrieu and a lot of frames contains the Red color.

La motion picture was well directed by Pedro Almodovar in his usual style, being produced by his brother Agustin Almodovar and their production company , El Deseo . This is Almodovar return to women's drama which he has not directed on since Volver . Almodovar is considered to be one of the best fimmakers of the film history . He has got a lot of hits with dramatic films as Talk to her , Volver , The flower of My secret , The sin I live in, Abrazos rotos , Carne Trémula, Tacones Lejanos , Ley Del Deseo , Que he hecho yo para merecer esto , Matador ! , but also has made comedies as Women on the edge of breakdown , Kika , Laberinto de pasiones , I am so excited and Pepi Lucia Bom.

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Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain See more »


Box Office


EUR1,350,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,044, 25 December 2016

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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