Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar gaves us fascinating, complex women on screen in All About My Mother, Volver and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. And his latest picture, Cannes Palm d’Or-nominated Julieta, is out next Friday.
Adapted from three short stories by Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, it’s a tale of the maternal loss, longing and mystery experienced by Julieta (Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte in present day and flashbacks) when she decides to contact her daughter, who she hasn’t heard from for 18 years. And exclusive to Emerald Street readers, a sneak peek. This clip takes place towards the beginning of the film, when Julieta bumps into her daughter’s friend, who knows more than she does. If one minute pulls you in, go see the whole thing.
Julieta in cinemas 26 August, watch the trailer