awards & nominations

Volver (2006)

Carmen Maura as "Abuela Irene"

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to help comfort them.

Los Premios Goya (2007)WonBest Supporting Actress
Cannes Film Festival (2006)WonBest Actress

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Carmen Maura as "Pepa Marcos"

When Pepa Marcos' (Carmen Maura) lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén) suddenly leaves her without any explanation, she embarks on a strange journey to discover why. On the way she meets a variety of eccentric characters, including Ivan's son from a previous relationship (Antonio Banderas), his fiancee Marissa (Rossy de Palma) and a Shiite terrorist cell who have been secretly holding her best friend Candela (María Barranco) hostage. It's a film noir take on the romantic comedy.

Los Premios Goya (1988)NominatedBest Leading Actress
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (1988)WonVolpi cup for the best female performance

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