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.
JULIETA is about the mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It also about fate, about guilt complexes and about that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed.
- Director: Pedro Almodóvar
- Country: Spain
- Genre: Drama | Romance
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 01:39:00
- imdb Score: 7.1/10 (12,670 votes)
- Language: Spanish
- Rating: R
- Cast: Adriana Ugarte, Michelle Jenner, Rossy de Palma
Anthony Lane - NEW YORKER
"Both a film noir and a candy-colored confection, Pedro Almodóvar's Julieta is one of the most absorbing films he's made in years."
Bilge Ebiri - VILLAGE VOICE
"Pedro Almodóvar’s object-oriented approach ends up blocking off the deeper emotional access that Alice Munro's stories so effortlessly attain."
Jesse Cataldo - SLANT MAGAZINE
" The tale of a matriarch trying to explain to her long-lost daughter how she was conceived and why a chasm grew between them, "Julieta" weaves together sex, intrigue and regret with typical Almodovar-ian flair."
Tim Grierson - PASTE MAGAZINE
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Edmonton Int'l Film Festival 2016
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