Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers ★★★★½

This man. I don’t know if my heart can handle watching his movies.

Pedro finds a way to make the surreal, feel real. It’s like he crafts a story, that’s a very heightened version of reality. In other hands, it would be a different film. A thriller or a horror movie, maybe a straight comedy. Instead, he asks the actors to make it all natural and human. Which draws you in deeper, and connects with you in a way that you might not have thought possible. 

Before, his films had all this energy. The energy of a younger man, whereas today it’s all matured and moving at a slower pace. The film is layered, complex and full of grace. Everything is moving at the right pace, done at the right moment with not a hair out of place. It all feels way more adult, and films made for adults is a rare thing nowadays.

The story is about kids, motherhood and so much more. It’s easy to get distracted, and maybe go down another track. The film might feel like there’s just too much going on, and that it should be simplified. This is just genius all the way through. It’s so nice to watch a film made by a master. Just being grateful for the opportunity to witness excellence like this.

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