– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Academy Award winner Pedro Almodovar returns to the helm with JULIETA.

This female centered film looks at Julieta, in her older and younger days, as she navigates through her story as a brokenhearted woman who faces the painful mystery of her long alienation from her daughter.

The film stars Emma Suarez (VACAS) and Adriana Ugarte (PALMERAS EN LA NIEVE) in the title role.

It also stars Daniel Grao (JULIA’S EYES), Inma Cuesta (THE BRIDE), Dario Grandinetti (TALK TO HER), Michelle Jenner (OUR LOVERS) and Rossy de Palma (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN).

The bonus materials on the Blu-ray and DVD will include two featurettes featuring commentaries from Pedro Almodovar, Rossy de Palma and Adriana Ugarte. It also has a red carpet presentation and look into the opening night at the Museum of Modern Art’s Almodover Retrospective in “Celebrating Director Pedro Almodovar.”

Here’s the official synopsis:

In Julieta, critically acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar tells a story about a mother’s struggle to survive uncertainty and come to grips with fate. Julieta lives in Madrid with her daughter Antia. They are both in pain over the loss ofXoan, Antia’s fatherand Julieta’s husband. But sometimes grief doesn’t bring people closer, it drives them apart. When Antia turns eighteen, she abandons her mother without a word of explanation. Julieta is haunted by the mystery of this loss and it pervades everything in her life. Her struggle and obsession lead to self discovery and surprising revelations. Evoking such earlier Almodóvar films as High Heels and All About My Mother, Julieta reflects on the magic of chance encounters and the fragility of relationships in the face of long-buried secrets.

JULIETA will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow.

Check out the exclusive clip provided to LRM below.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.