Penélope Cruz

Official Competition

By David Jenkins

Penélope Cruz excels as a preening arthouse filmmaker in this delicious satire of making art without compromise.

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Celebrating the complexity of motherhood with Almodóvar and Gyllenhaal

By Anne-Sofie Lindgaard

Parallel Mothers and The Lost Daughter operate as engaging texts on the contradictions and complications of being a mother.

Parallel Mothers

By David Jenkins

Femininity, pathos, generational trauma and collective memory converge in Pedro Almodóvar’s latest masterpiece.

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Post a cinematic ode to your mother and win a signed Pedro Almodóvar poster

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Celebrate Pedro Almodóvar’s astonishing new film Parallel Mothers with our latest creative competition.

The 355

By Marina Ashioti

Jessica Chastain’s passion project is a questionable espionage thriller that flaunts its international cast of A-Listers.

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Audrey Diwan’s L’Événement wins the Golden Lion at Venice 2021

By David Jenkins

The searing French takes home the top prize, plus all the other winners from this year’s awards ceremony.

Official Competition – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Big laughs and searing insights into the artistic process power this highly enjoyable film world satire.

Parallel Mothers – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Pedro Almodóvar delivers yet another major late work, with Penélope Cruz on career-best form.

Penélope Cruz knows best in the first trailer for Parallel Mothers

By Charles Bramesco

She and Milena Smit share a spiritual bond in the new film from Pedro Almodóvar.

An international coalition of female spies team up in The 355

By Charles Bramesco

Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing – the whole gang is here.

Wasp Network – first look review

By David Jenkins

Olivier Assayas delivers a ripping modern spy movie which peels back the layers of espionage and counterespionage in Castro's Cuba.

Pain & Glory

By Adam Woodward

Pedro Almodóvar reunites with some familiar faces for this masterful trip down memory lane.

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Jessica Chastain gets spy thriller 355 up and running

By Charles Bramesco

The US star is producing, and she’s doing it her way.

Pain and Glory – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Pedro Almodóvar bares all in this affecting portrait of a filmmaker reconciling his past triumphs and tragedies.

Everybody Knows

By Adam Woodward

Fiery central performances from Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem fuel this slowburn mystery from Asghar Farhadi.

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Pedro Almodóvar gets pensive in the Pain & Glory trailer

By Charles Bramesco

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star in the Spanish master’s 21st film.

Everybody Knows – first look review

By Adam Woodward

Asghar Farhadi returns to Cannes with a slowburn domestic drama about secrets, lies and unsettled scores.

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