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Julieta

Julieta

Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Talk to Her, Volver, The Skin I Live In) contributes this small-scale domestic drama about a 60-year-old Woman (Emma Suárez) who suddenly ditches her fiancé and goes looking for her long-estranged adult daughter. Most of the movie is taken up by a flashback explaining why mother and daughter haven't spoken in 20 years. Despite the pedestrian premise, Almodóver milks some fine mystery from this somber character study. His excellent cast (including Adriana Ugarte as the protagonist in younger days) helps. FULL REVIEW: Spanish provocateur returns with a surprisingly low-key melodrama about familial guilt by Devin D. O’Leary (2/2/2017). 99 minutes R.