The film spans 30 years in Julieta‚Äôs life from a nostalgic 1985 where everything seems hopeful, to 2015 where her life appears to be beyond repair and she is on the verge of madness.
|Release Date||:||April 8, 2016|
|Production Company||:||El Deseo, TVE, Canal+ France, Cin√© +|
|Writers||:||Pedro Almod√≥var, Alice Munro|
|Casts||:||Emma Su√°rez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Michelle Jenner, Dar√≠o Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma, Nathalie Poza, Agust√≠n Almod√≥var, Mariam Bachir, Pilar Castro, Jorge Pobes, Bimba Bos√©, Susi S√°nchez, Priscilla Delgado, Tom√°s del Estal, Blanca Par√©s, Esther Garc√≠a, Joaqu√≠n Notario, David Delf√≠n, Paqui Horcajo, Sara Jim√©nez, Elena Benarroch, Ram√≥n Aguirre, Charles Centa, Jimena Solano, Mar√≠a Mera, Lupe Roda, Ram√≥n Ibarra, Lola Garc√≠a, Bimba Bos√©|
|Plot Keywords||:||spain, sex, depression, baby, secret, nudity, lover, pain, female friendship, marriage, friendship, autobiography, love, loneliness, mother daughter relationship, pregnant, hospital, single mother, guilt, death, happiness, childhood, maturity, mother daughter estrangement, flashback, madrid spain, memories, troubled family|
-Julieta is a 2016 Spanish film written and directed by Pedro Almod√≥var based on three short stories from the book Runaway (2004) by Alice Munro. The film marks Almod√≥var's 20th feature and stars Emma Su√°rez and Adriana Ugarte as older and younger versions of the film's protagonist, Julieta, alongside Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Dar√≠o Grandinetti, Michelle Jenner and Rossy de Palma. The film opened on 8 April 2016 in Spain to mixed, but largely positive, reviews and a smaller box-office opening than most of the director's films. It made its international debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or, and will be released across the world throughout the summer of 2016.
-Reviews for Julieta were mixed, but largely positive, and generally much less critical than those Almod√≥var received for his previous film I'm So Excited (2013). Rotten Tomatoes gave Julieta a score of 66% based on reviews from 29 critics; Metacritic gave the film a weighted score of 63/100, based on 10 critiques, which indicates "generally favourable reviews".
-The film drew praise from critics in Spain, including La Vanguardia, who compared Julieta to the female-centric films of George Cukor and Kenji Mizoguchi while noting hints of Alfred Hitchcock in Almod√≥var's screenplay.
-Julieta had a warm reception at the Cannes Film Festival, which was followed by extremely positive reactions from French film critics, including Le Monde who called it "a beautiful film of very pure sadness" and La Croix who thought the theme of guilt was a welcome new addition to Almod√≥var's work, calling Julieta "a beautiful and intense film".
-The British press were very positive about the film: Screen Daily labelled the film "an anxious, tantalising creature which returns the Spanish director to the exclusive world of women" and stated that Almod√≥var's "distinctive voice (grows) in texture and depth with each new production".
-American critics tended to have more mixed feelings, like Variety, who stated that while the film was "a welcome return to the female-centric storytelling that has earned Almod√≥var his greatest acclaim, it is far from this reformed renegade's strongest or most entertaining work".