Mar 20 - 23 Rhinebeck









8:10 8:10 5:45 5:45

*Golden Globe nominee – Best Foreign Language Feature
Inspired by a collection of short stories by writer Alice Munro, Pedro Almodóvar’s (Talk to Me, Volver, High Heels, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, All About My Mother) latest film is as stylish as it is substantive. The story of a mother searching for her estranged daughter, Julieta reflects on the magic of chance encounters and the fragility of relationships in the face of long-buried secrets.

Julieta (Emma Suárez) is a 55 year-old teacher about to move to Lisbon with her second husband Lorenzo (Dario Grandinetti). But a sudden brush with the past puts an end to that plan after she bumps into Beatriz (Michelle Jenner), the childhood friend of her daughter from her first marriage, Antía (Blanca Parés). As a teenager, Antía disappeared without explanation, refusing all of Julieta’s overtures for contact. As the chance encounter renews her obsession to find her daughter, Julieta decides to remain in Madrid, moving back to the building where they last lived together. Shifting forward and backward through time, the story reveals how webs of passion, betrayal, and guilt feed on each other to pass through the generations. Painted in the colorful palette for which Almodóvar is so well known, and sewn with mysterious and nosy characters — including a husband intent on unravelling the mystery behind her sudden decision, and a brilliantly malevolent housekeeper who is part snoop, part sneaky tattletale — Julieta is both something to see and something to savor… a warm and engrossing tale to spice up the winter. In Spanish with subtitles.

(Spain / 2016 / Directed by Pedro Almodóvar)
R / 99 mins.