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Julieta by Almodovar

For his 20th feature, Almodóvar returns to the more sombre tone of The Flower of My Secret, rendering an exquisite study of a mother-daughter relationship tested through trying times. Adapted from three short stories by the Canadian Nobel Prize-winner Alice Munro, Julieta tells of a classics teacher struggling with past secrets and the consequences of her romance with Xoan, a Galician fisherman she meets on a train in 1985. Employing a non-linear structure to bold effect, Julieta is a mesmerising film highlighting how little we might know about ourselves and those we hold most dear.

Julieta is a teacher of fifty five. She writes a long letter to her daughter, Antía, trying to explain all the things she has kept secret from her over the last 30 years. When she has finished her confession, she doesn’t know where to post the letter. Her daughter abandoned her when she was eighteen and Julieta hasn’t heard from her in the past twelve years. She has searched everywhere, but now realises that Antía has become a total stranger to her.

JULIETA is about destiny, guilt complex and the unfathomable mystery that leads some people to abandon those they love, erasing them as if they meant nothing. It is also about the pain that this brutal desertion provokes in the victim.

JULIETA will be released in the UK Cinemas on 26 August 2016 through Pathé. 

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