Director: Pedro Almodóvar Run Time: 121 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2006 Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Starring: Blanca Portillo, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Penélope Cruz, Yohana Cobo
Screenwriter: Pedro Almodóvar
Producer: Esther Garcia
From Academy Award-winner Pedro Almodóvar comes Volver, a comedic and compassionate tribute to women and their resilience in the face of life’s most outrageous tribulations. A luminous Penélope Cruz leads an ensemble of gifted actresses, including Carmen Maura, star of Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.
Raimunda (Cruz) and her sister Sole lost their parents in a tragic fire years ago…or did they? Superstitious villagers claim that the girls’ departed mother, Irene (Maura), has been seen wandering around their Aunt Paula’s home. When Irene appears to Sole, she explains that she has returned to set right her daughters’ troubled lives and reveal shocking secrets that will impact everyone! Raimunda has “female troubles” of her own, least of which is a corpse in the freezer! Winner of numerous film festival and critics’ awards, Volver is a hilarious tale of love, loss, and forgiveness.