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3.3
1,102 Ratings

Julieta

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 2016
Drama

Synopsis

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

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Julieta Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

2016 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

BAFTA Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Film not in the English Language

What are people saying?

  • Matthew Martens's rating of the film Julieta

    A fine and sturdy adaptation, well-made, well-mannered, and, well, moving, with two equally exceptional leads as one lady grappling with layers of guilt and loss. (Can one grapple with a layer? Never mind.) Yet it's missing something. Two things, actually: the animating essences of its equally exceptional co-authors, Munro and Almodovar, which neither appear nor combust.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Julieta

    After his very slight previous film Almodovar returns to the world of melodrama with this very fine adaptation of Canadian Alice Munro's short stories. Julieta, played by both Emma Suarez and Adriana Ugarte masterfully, satisfies on near every level both technically and creatively. Relocating Munro's ideas to Spain allows Almodovar to make the scenario is own and adds to his impressive oeuvre.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Julieta

    After The Skin I Live In and I'm So Excited, I had hoped that Pedro would continue seeking out the energy/danger of his days as an enfant terrible. In a twist, Julieta is an old man's film and Pedro's least outlandish melodrama to date. But you haven't seen it all before—the moment where one actress becomes another is one of the most haunting shots he ever did. If this ends up as his testament film, it's a good one.

  • Huey McEvoy's rating of the film Julieta

    Sure, it's ripe for playing Almodóvar bingo, but by God if that's not akin to slipping on a toasty cinematic onesie. It's not rocket science: a passionate filmmaker writes a strong script, gathers together fine actors, artists and technicians, and lovingly creates a fine addition to his "cinema of women", capped by a deliciously rich Alberto Iglesias score - it's hard not to get caught up in such movie bliss.

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Julieta

    It simply didn't work for me. Too artificial to say the least. I'm well aware that Pedro Almodovar isn't a fan of the Neo-Realist movement but I think that here, every character lacks blood. They are well written but they don't live. Already forgotten.

  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Julieta

    If not Almodovar's best, this film at least has the decency of putting together a powerful female cast. I like how the narrative translates to imagery as a conductor - the train, the sea, the country, the city. At the end, although its overly dramatic statement (it's soap opera realness sometimes), Julieta brings the director back from the dead after his comedy murder on Shame Airlines. It's feminine and soulful.

  • Ana Sousa's rating of the film Julieta

    Everytime I remember that Adriana Ugarte didn't know Almodóvar was the director of Julieta when she auditioned for the part, I think of how lucky we are that she liked that secrecy and went with it until the end, because if she hadn't, we wouldn't know this beautiful talent & face today and oh man, what we would be missing. (cntd in comment)

  • Jason's rating of the film Julieta

    I am extremely fond of Julieta. If ye have a problem w/ this then pity be yrs. I am always in the market for a felicitous woman's picture. Bette Davis movies. Joan Crawfords. This is one of those. It amuses me that Almodóvar was once such a reckless dude, considering this is one of the most professional things I have ever seen. So supremely old fashioned as to be thoroughly radical. But, yeah: not much meat. Whatevs.