Drama, 99 minutes, Spanish, R
Weekend of April 28 | FRI 5:30 | SAT 1 & 7:30 | SUN 12 & 6
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.
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.
Pedro Almodóvar’s latest isn’t his strongest, but his vibrant, vivid world of women is always a great place to be. -Rafer Guzman, Newsday
Suárez gives a searing performance in the lead role, her grief overwhelming her to the point where she physically wears it on her body. -Adam Graham, Detroit News