Pedro Almodovar’s latest, the time-spanning Cannes-bound feature “Julieta,” has already pulled in plenty of praise from critics who caught it during its Spanish run earlier this year (including Variety’s Peter Debruge, who called it “a welcome return to the female-centric storytelling that has earned Almodovar his greatest acclaim”), and now Cannes audiences are about to be treated with the auteur’s twentieth feature when it screens at the festival later this week.
As ever, Almodovar is compelled by the lives – both internal and public-facing – of women, and the film, based on a series of short stories by Alice Munro, closely follows three decades in the life of the title character. Played in her younger years by Adriana Ugarte and in her adult state by Emma Suárez, the film is mostly compelled by Julieta’s relationship with her daughter, who weaves in and out of the narrative over the years.
Now, thanks to The Playlist, we have a new peek inside the world of “Julieta,” including two new clips that feature both Suarez and Ugarte in different stages of their single character’s life.
Sony Pictures Classics picked up the rights to the film last June, but there’s no word yet as to when they will release it stateside.
Check out the first new clip from “Julieta” above, which follows the older version of the character, and the second new clip, which harkens back to her younger years, below.