Sony Pictures Classic Swoops for Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Madres Paralelas’

Sony Pictures Classics has swooped for Pedro Almodóvar’s Penelope Cruz-fronted “Madres Paralelas” in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Production on the film began last month in Madrid

Produced by Agustín Almodóvar and Esther García through Almodóvar’s production company El Deseo, “Madres Paralelas” marks the 13th collaboration between El Deseo and Sony Pictures Classics. It also reunites the filmmaker with longtime collaborators Cruz, Serrano and de Palma.

The pic centers on three mothers — portrayed by Cruz, Gijón and Smit — and expands Almodóvar’s previous depictions of womanhood by turning the director’s focus on imperfect mothers, in a departure from his prior work exploring mothers and motherhood.

Sony Pictures Classics recently released Almodóvar’s short film “The Human Voice,” starring Tilda Swinton, in theaters alongside a digitally restored re-issue of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” It will be available to stream on HBO Max starting April 30th.

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