PARALLEL MOTHERS (NYFF21) – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Writer-director Pedro Almodóvar spins a twisty tale of motherhood, identity, and family amid a historical reckoning. While resolving the drama between two new mothers, the film addresses the issue of persons who were disappeared during the Franco regime in Spain. Parallel Mothers makes us ponder just what motherhood and family entail.

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Women @ New York Film Fest 2021 – Margaret Barton-Fumo reports

The 59th edition of the New York Film Festival runs from September 24 – October 10, 2021. According to our rough calculations, over a third of the features in this year’s NYFF were directed by women, which include nearly half of the films in the “Currents” slate, which emphasizes “new and innovative forms and voices” within contemporary cinemas, and 40% of the “Revivals.” Nine of the features in the coveted “Main Slate” were directed by women, many of them highly anticipated releases. Here’s a rundown…

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