A breast dripping milk framed in the silhouette of an eye announces ‘Parallel Mothers’, which will hit Spanish cinemas on September 10 after opening the Venice Film Festival
Bigas Luna would love the poster of Almodóvar’s latest film, the work of Javier Jaén’s studio, in which the nipple of a breast framed in an eye-shaped silhouette oozes milk. Instagram, on the other hand, has not liked anything. The photography-oriented social network, known for censoring any image that contains a female nipple, has not shaken its pulse when it comes to eliminating the poster, following its policy against this type of images because it considers them “explicit content.”
However, just a few minutes after his withdrawal, dozens of people re-uploaded an image that can be easily found disseminated by the social network, owned by Mark Zuckerberg, in an action that has once again reactivated the #FreeTheNipple movement (releases the nipple). The creator of the poster himself would upload it to his account. «As expected @instagram has removed the poster we made for Almodóvar’s latest film #madresparalelas. I hang it up again. Thank you for sharing it », wrote the artist.
‘Parallel Mothers’ will hit Spanish cinemas on September 10 from Sony, but before that, it will have given a lot to talk about when opening the Venice Film Festival on September 1. The film will also close the New York Film Festival in October.
Penelope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Israel Elejalde and Milena Smit star in the feature film number 22 of the Manchego, which according to his own confession returns “to the female universe, to motherhood and family.” The synopsis of the film presents the two protagonists, two women, Janis and Ana (Penelope Cruz and Milena Smit), who meet in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. They are both single and accidentally got pregnant.
Janis, middle-aged, has no regrets and in the hours leading up to the delivery she is abuzz; the other, Ana, is a teenager and is scared, sorry and traumatized. Janis tries to cheer her up as they sleepwalk through the hospital corridor. The few words that cross in those hours will create a very close bond between the two, which chance will take care of developing and complicating in such a resounding way that it will change the lives of both.
“In ‘Parallel Mothers’ I talk about the importance of ancestors and descendants,” Almodóvar advances. «The inevitable presence of memory. There are many mothers in my filmography, the ones that are part of this story are very different. As a storyteller, I am most inspired by imperfect mothers right now. Penélope Cruz, Aitana Sánchez Gijón and the young Milena Smit play the three mothers in the film, accompanied by Israel Elejalde in the main male character, Rossy de Palma and Julieta Serrano. ‘Parallel Mothers’ will be a drama, intense. Or so I hope.
‘Parallel Mothers’ poster.
The filming of the film concluded after ten weeks at the end of May. The director sped up post-production to have it ready for Venice and to be able to reach some rooms that languish due to the pandemic and that Almodóvar has always defended instead of betting on the premiere on platforms such as Netflix, which participates together with Spanish Television in the financing of ‘Parallel mothers’.