Sony Pictures Classics wins at the Venice festival . Their film PARALLEL MOTHERS opened the Italian festival to a 9-minute ovation and far critical acclaim and closed the festival yesterday with leading actress Penélope Cruz winning the simplest Actress Award.
Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, PARALLEL MOTHERS follows two women, Janis and Ana, as they coincide during a room where they’re getting to give birth. Both are single and have become pregnant accidentally . Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she or he is exultant. The other, Ana, a teenager , 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 really close link between the 2 , which accidentally develops and complicates, and changes their lives during a decisive way.
In addition to Cruz, the film also stars Aitana Sánchez Gijón, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde, Julieta Serrano and Rossy de Palma.
PARALLEL MOTHERS will have its US premiere as Closing Night Selection at the new York festival . Sony Pictures Classics will release the film on December 24, 2021.
SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard function co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992—which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from round the world. Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 41 Academy Awards® (37 of these at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 181 Academy Award® nominations (155 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for the father, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.