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Penelope Cruz looks elegant in black as her film Parallel Mothers closes out New York Film Festival

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Penelope Cruz looks elegant in black as her film Parallel Mothers closes out New York Film Festival

Penélope Cruz made a triumphant return to the New York Film Festival on Friday to close out the festival with her acclaimed new film Parallel Mothers.

The 47-year-old Oscar winner looked effortlessly elegant in a short black dress covered with sequins as she walked the red carpet at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

The screening was also attended by Tilda Swinton, 60, who previously collaborated with Parallel Mothers’ director Pedro Almodóvar on his 2020 short film The Human Voice.

Back in black: Penélope Cruz, 47, looked effortlessly elegant in a short black dress covered with sequins as she walked the red carpet for the closing night screening of Parallel Mothers at the New York Film Festival on Friday

Back in black: Penélope Cruz, 47, looked effortlessly elegant in a short black dress covered with sequins as she walked the red carpet for the closing night screening of Parallel Mothers at the New York Film Festival on Friday

Back in black: Penélope Cruz, 47, looked effortlessly elegant in a short black dress covered with sequins as she walked the red carpet for the closing night screening of Parallel Mothers at the New York Film Festival on Friday

Penélope’s gorgeous dress hugged her curves and accentuated her hourglass figure with a sparkling core decorated with black sequins.

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The look also had a sheer layer underneath that reached from her collar down past her skirt and was decorated with flower-like masses of black sequins.

The 5ft6in beauty elevated her stature with a tasteful pair of black open-toe heels, and she accessorized with a silver bracelet featuring a diamond-studded star.

She completed her stunning look by styling her brunette tresses in a bump and swiping her hair to the side of her face. 

Seemingly missing from the red carpet was Penélope’s husband Javier Bardem, who was seen in New York City earlier this week filming Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.

Stunning Penélope's gorgeous dress hugged her curves and accentuated her hourglass figure with a sparkling core decorated with black sequins

Stunning Penélope's gorgeous dress hugged her curves and accentuated her hourglass figure with a sparkling core decorated with black sequins

Intriguing: The look also had a sheer layer underneath that reached from her collar down past her skirt

Intriguing: The look also had a sheer layer underneath that reached from her collar down past her skirt

Stunning: Penélope’s gorgeous dress hugged her curves and accentuated her hourglass figure with a sparkling core decorated with black sequins. The look also had a sheer layer underneath that reached from her collar down past her skirt

In Parallel Mothers, Penélope’s character Janis finds herself bonded with the much younger Ana (Milena Smit) when both single women find themselves in the hospital as they prepare to give birth. 

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The film currently has an impressive 100 percent fresh rating from critics surveyed by Rotten Tomatoes, and it received a staggering nine-minute standing ovation when it premiered at The Venice Film Festival, according to Deadline.

Parallel Mothers is the latest in a long list of collaborations between Penélope and the legendary Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar.

Also lighting up the red carpet was his latest leading lady, Tilda Swinton, who looked chic in a satin navy blue dress with long puffy sleeves and buttons running up her chest. 

The Oscar winner pair her long dress with strappy black heels and had her short red hair slicked back.

She was joined by Lesli Klainberg, Executive Director of Film at Lincoln Center, who wore a textured green jacket over a black shirt and matching pants.

Swinton’s first collaboration with Almodóvar, The Human Voice, was released last after being shot at the height of the pandemic.

The 30-minute short film, which is an adaptation of the Jean Cocteau play of the same name, marked the first collaboration between Almodóvar and Swinton, and also was his first-ever English-language film. 

Festival leader: The Oscar winner, who collaborated with director Pedro Almodóvar last year, was joined by Film at Lincoln Center Executive Director Lesli Klainberg

Festival leader: The Oscar winner, who collaborated with director Pedro Almodóvar last year, was joined by Film at Lincoln Center Executive Director Lesli Klainberg

Festival leader: The Oscar winner, who collaborated with director Pedro Almodóvar last year, was joined by Film at Lincoln Center Executive Director Lesli Klainberg

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