Pedro Almodóvar’s highly anticipated film, “The Room Next Door,” is set to be released this year. The movie, starring Julianne Moore and Tilda Swinton, is expected to make a grand debut at the Venice Film Festival. With a scheduled release date of October 18 in Spain, fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of this Almodóvar-esque melodrama.

The film’s storyline revolves around Martha, a flawed mother who works as a war reporter, and her spiteful daughter, Ingrid, who is an auto-fictional novelist. Their relationship is strained due to a serious misunderstanding, while another woman holds onto their pain and bitterness. According to the filmmaker, the movie explores themes of death, friendship, and sexual pleasure in the face of life’s horrors.

Having recently wrapped up filming in New York City, “The Room Next Door” marks Almodóvar’s first full-length English-language film. Prior to this project, he directed two shorts in English as a way to familiarize himself with working with English-speaking actors. Sony Pictures Classics will handle the U.S. distribution, while Warner Bros. has secured international rights for key territories such as the U.K., Spain, Italy, Germany, and Latin America.

Almodóvar, known for his illustrious filmmaking career that began with the 1980 debut “Pepi, Luci, Bom,” has created a repertoire of acclaimed works including “Talk to Her,” “The Skin I Live In,” “Pain and Glory,” “Broken Embraces,” and “Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown.” With his latest project generating significant buzz, fans and critics alike are eagerly anticipating the release of “The Room Next Door” and the opportunity to experience Almodóvar’s unique storytelling on the big screen.