Julieta

Genre:  Drama | Running Time:  96 min.
In theatres: December 23, 2016 - Toronto
DVD: March 21, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.67
based on 12 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Michelle Jenner, Emma Suarez, Darío Grandinetti

Synopsis

Just as Julieta (Emma Suarez) and her partner, Lorenzo (Dario Grandinetti) are planning to leave Madrid for Portugal, she has a chance encounter with Bea (Michelle Jenner), her daughter's best friend. The unexpected meeting is a shock to Julieta, who hasn't seen her daughter Antia since she was 18 and leaving for a religious mountain retreat.

When Antia was never heard of again, Julieta reported her daughter missing and even hired private detectives to find her. However, Bea tells her she recently saw Antia vacationing with her children at Lake Cuomo. She reveals that Antia knows her mother is in Madrid, so Julieta decides to stay put, hoping her daughter will contact her.

Adapted from three short stories by Canadian writer and Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Esther García, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar
Screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar

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  • 5 stars "Excellent plot and acting. How guilt can cripple a life from progressing, and how to cope with loss, and move on. Great casting of principal and supporting actors. Thanks to Almodovar and his crew."
  • 4 stars "Almodovar can represent women so well. Very gripping story of guilt, grief and abandonment. Impressive acting and gorgeous photography. Watch for double lead in youth/older woman main character. I missed it entirely! Film should have got much more attention, unsure why not. So worth seeing, even over big buzz movies."
  • 5 stars "A return to form for Almodóvar. This film was great, especially after I'm So Excited which was not very good at all. Fully recommend Julietta. Excellent casting, as usual."