Ah to live in a world where we get to see a brand-new Almodovar. How lucky are we? Yes, there are disasters every moment. But there is also the beauty of Almodovar to see us through these troubling times. Julieta once more proves Almodovar’s genius. A gorgeous mystery full of twists and turns. The film begins with Emma Suárez’s Julieta finding herself in crisis after spending a year planning to move from Madrid to Portugal with Lorenzo played by Darío Grandinetti. A simple tale of a mother estranged from her daughter turns into a powerful film on loss, grief, isolation, fear and the mistakes we make navigating through life. Neither splashy nor campy, Julieta is Almodovar at his simplest, striped bare for us to enjoy the beauty of his story and direction. Strong acting, meticulous detail to sets and location shots, Julieta stands beside the best of Almodovar. And the ending – the explanation of the disappearance unleashes the most subtle use of such a controversial topical issue in our culture. Bravo Pedro. 5 out of 5 for this Alice Munro adaptation.


2 Responses to “Julieta”

  1. thejewels18 Says:

    Agree. Was swept away with this beautiful film. The visuals were breathtaking, from that gorgeous opening until the credits. Red! My favorite: the aerial view of the velvet green mountains with that lipstick red car snaking along the road. Aaahh…plus all that you said.A masterpiece.


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