The Venice Film Festival starts with Almodóvar’s imperfect mothers

Penelope Cruz also plays in the film.

Pedro Almodovar Parallel mothers (Parallel Mothers), Penelope Cruz The 78th Venice International Film Festival begins in September with his film, starring MTI. The world premiere of the Spanish director’s new film will be held on September 1 at the Venice Lido. In production Milena Smit, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and Israel Elejalde is also included. Almodóvar recalled in a statement that he had made his debut at the Venice Film Festival 38 years ago and that it was a great pleasure and honor for him to open the event with his new film.

Almodóvar filmed during the pandemic Parallel mothers production. The director’s latest work focuses on three mothers, played by Cruz, Gijón and Smit, but unlike her previous work on motherhood such as Everything about my mother or the Pain and glory, this time focusing on imperfect mothers. In 2019, Almodóvar received the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award in Venice. The official program of the film festival, which will take place from September 1 to 11, the list of competition films will be announced on July 26.


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