26 Jan 2022

Pedro Almodovar on the Spanish Civil War’s ‘disappeared’

Special Correspondent and Presenter

The director Pedro Almodóvar made his name decades ago for daring, jubilant movies that caught on film the heady freedoms of the post-Franco era in Spain.

But in his latest work, he has taken a more subdued look at the years that led to Franco’s long dictatorship.

‘Parallel Mothers’ is a modern story centred around the excavation of mass graves from the Spanish Civil War.