Where would we begin? To tell the story of the endless captivating colors of Pedro Almodovar? An enchanted world of shades that drags us into red, yellow, blue, and keeps us alive. An impressive splash of reality on screens. A genuineness that moves in parallel with one’s dreams, and gets into an emotional inner world, a turmoil of feelings and past memories that strike again, while on the other side, life is happening. Certainly a bit -not to say a lot- out of Almodovar’s scope of films, Julieta relates the mother-daughter relationship, which remains the strongest bond among all other bonds of life, present despite absence, real despite fictional memories, invasive despite independence. An intimate search for oneself, one piece of past, of skin, of soul that hided from view with time, as a sole detached piece of memory, an unstoppable quest for one’s own roots.
By Marie-Christine Tayah
Editor In Chief
Close up on the movie
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writers: Pedro Almodóvar, Alice Munro (short stories)
Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Michelle Jenner, Rossy de Palma
Plot: After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.