Amanda's conflicted feelings about her pregnancy,
especially as it impacts her art making, are further
compounded by her geographical displacement.
Exploring her surroundings becomes a way to
reconcile ideas of being a mother and an artist
in a new city, as Amanda begins to gain an
agency that is reflected in her discovery of a
new medium and a new confidence as well.
The film’s vérité style and slow pace invite the
viewer to spend time with the characters and to
share Amanda's experiences, both the mundane
and those of exploration.
In Parity, I strived to depict moments that
traditional narrative cinema does not typically
show, and I hope that especially these prosaic
moments become poignant and beautiful.
-Apolonia Panagopoulos, 2007