Pedro Almodóvar

Sony Pictures Classics

Emma Suárez
Adriana Ugarte
Daniel Grao
Inma Cuesta
Darío Grandinetti
Michelle Jenner
Rossy de Palma

JULIETA: Spain 2016, Digital, Color, Spanish, R, 100 min


GUEST SPEAKERS: UGA Film Studies Professors RIELLE NAVITSKI and RICHARD NEUPERT will introduce the evening screenings this opening weekend: Rielle at 7:30p on Friday, March 17th and Richard at 7:30p on Saturday March 18th.

Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antía. They both suffer in silence over the loss of Xoan, Antía’s father and Julieta’s husband. But at times grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antía turns eighteen she abandons her mother, without a word of explanation. Julieta looks for her in every possible way, but all she discovers is how little she knows of her daughter.

Written and directed by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, based on three short stories from the book Runaway by Alice Munro, JULIETA is about the mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty. It also about fate, about guilt complexes and about that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they had never meant anything, as if they had never existed.