|  Book Tickets: 28/08/2016
  |  94 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Following the world premiere in Cannes, we are proud to open this year's 25th Festival with Pedro Almodóvar's new film. After a casual encounter, a broken-hearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter. With strong resonances of 'All About My Mother' Almodóvar's new film sees him back on familiar female territory with his typical striking visual style and remarkable storytelling. He exudes a new found confidence in his adaptation of three short stories by the Canadian writer Alice Munro. They simply serve as a springboard for the director to concoct what is a classic melodrama in which Julieta is played by two actresses - Adriana Ugarte as her younger self and Emma Suárez as the older woman. The chain of events is set in motion when Julieta has a chance meeting in the street with one of her oldest friends, who brings her up to speed with various friends and relations, not least her daughter whom it transpires she has not seen since she was 18. The girl, Antia, disappeared while on a mountain retreat but despite Julieta's considerable efforts to find her remained elusive until the friend bumped into her in Lake Como. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened earlier in her life. The narrative continues to wind its way down the highways and by-ways of emotions and relationships with Almodóvar proving that he is a master of delving deep into the female psyche. His distinctive voice grows in texture and depth with each new production. A beautiful film of very pure sadness. (subtitles) Spain 2016 Pedro Almodóvar 96m