Director Pedro Almodovar takes on Spain's dark past in Parallel Mothers

Milena Smit (left) and Penelope Cruz in Parallel Mothers. PHOTO: SHAW ORGANISATION
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LOS ANGELES - Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Actress for Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers is the story of two very different women who meet just as they are about to give birth - and find their lives forever intertwined.

The film, which opens in Singapore cinemas on Feb 17, is written and directed by two-time Oscar winner Pedro Almodovar, who uses this tale of a personal moral dilemma to make a bigger point about Spain's dark political history.

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