Julieta (2016)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar
Based on: three short stories from the book Runaway by Alice Munro
Cast: Emma Suárez, Adriana UgartePriscilla DelgadoBlanca Parés, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Darío Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner, Pilar Castro, Nathalie Poza
Seen on: 17.8.2016

Julieta (Emma Suárez) has plans to leave the country with her boyfriend Lorenzo (Darío Grandinetti). But just before they leave, she coincidentally meets Bea (Michelle Jenner) who used to be her daughter’s Antía (Priscilla Delgado) best friend. And Bea tells her that she met Antía by chance. Suddenly Julieta cancels all plans for her future and decides to confront her past instead: how she met Xoan (Daniel Grao) when she was a young woman (Adriana Ugarte); how she lived with her daughter and how things changed when Antía grew up (Blanca Parés).

It’s been a while that I genuinely liked an Almodóvar film and, unfortunately, Julieta does not mark a change in that particular trend, as much as I wanted to like it.

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