von Pedro Almodovar
mit Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Milena Smit
Spain 2021, 120 Min.
released from 12, accompanied from 10
Start date: 16.12.2021
Janis and Ana meet in a hospital room where they will soon give birth. Both are single and accidentally got pregnant. Janis, middle-aged, has no regrets and is overjoyed. Teenage Ana, on the other hand, is scared, remorseful, and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her as they wander the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange during these hours create a very close bond between the two. Little do they know that this will complicate their lives and change them decisively.
The challenges, contradictions and resilience of being a woman give the film a soulful texture. Almodóvar avoids condemning his protagonists, even forgiving their selfishness and the mistakes they are ashamed of. So you get to see the boundless love that Almodóvar has shown his female characters throughout his career in abundance here.
Oscar nomination for Penélope Cruz for Best Actress