Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta is a beautifully made film about guilt and loss.
Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez play Julieta in her 20s and 40s, respectively, as she moves from the wife of a philanderer (Daniel Grao) to his widow and a mother abandoned by her daughter (Blanca Parés), for a reason she does not understand.
Though she eventually tries to remove all aspects of her daughter’s memory from her life, a chance meeting with her daughter’s one-time best friend (Michelle Jenner) works to destroy her chance to find happiness with a new love (Dario Grandinetti).
The film, effectively, illustrates how the effects of what seems as chance leads to intended destiny.
If you’ve ever been separated from someone you love, Julieta is certain a worthwhile view. I give it a 4.3 out of 5.