Penelope Cruz is Best Actress for Los Angeles Critics for ‘Parallel Mothers’

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Although since the Spanish Film Academy has opted for The good boss for the Oscar preselection displacing Parallel Mothers of Pedro Almodóvar, the movie starring Penelope Cruz is receiving increased attention on an international level. Something that is not too surprising, if we take into account the repercussion that the figure of the La Mancha filmmaker has abroad. The one from Alcobendas won the Volpi Cup for best Actress in the Venice festival and recently, he has achieved the nomination of Alberto Iglesias placeholder image for its soundtrack and the opportunity to be the best foreign film in the next edition of the Golden Globes. Now it is the turn of Los Angeles Film Critics Association, where this story about motherhood has made a gap between film milestones of the year such as Drive my Car The The power of the dog.

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“Parallel Mothers” (El Deseo / Sony Pictures)

Against all odds and, seeing the projection of both Spanish productions at international awards, it seems that Parallel mothers has more opportunities in the next edition of the Oscars than The Good Patron. The feature film by Fernando León de Aranoa, has little chance of being selected as the best foreign film, with this year one of the highest levels of quality in this category: Titanium (France), It was the hand of God (Italy), Drive my car (Japan) or Lamb (Iceland), among many others.

Parallel mothers He has won two Los Angeles Critics Awards; Best Actress for Penelope Cruz and Best Music for the composer Alberto Iglesias. Two awards that bring it closer to the consideration of statuettes, if we take into account that this contest tends to coincide quite a lot with the most important prizes, as is for the example in case of Nomadland.

The winner of the night has been Drive my car de Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, which is gradually positioning itself as a story ready to strike at the Oscars ceremony, as it already did at the time Parasites. It will be on February 8, 2022 when we know the titles that will compete among the best of the year.

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