Told in flashback over 30 years of guilt and grief, Pedro Almodóvar’s tender melodrama based on three Alice Munro short stories is the auteur’s finest since his Oscar-winning Volver.
Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antía turns eighteen she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter.
The film explores fate, guilt and the unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love.
“moving and entrancing” ★★★★★ – The Guardian
“a guilt-soaked pleasure” ★★★★ – The Telegraph
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Spain, 2016 | Language: Spanish | 99 minutes | Cert: 15A
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Michelle Jenner