• Volver (2006)

Volver

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2007

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Chus Lampreave, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Carmen Machi, Pilar Castro

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genres: Drama , Comedy drama

Production Co: El Deseo

Keywords: Amusing, Daughter, Murder, Deception, 2000s, Mother, Quest, Death, Family, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Volver is Almodovar's passionate tribute to the community of women -- living and dead -- who nurtured him. Through the transformative power of his art -- carried on the wings of Alberto Iglesias' exhilarating score -- we feel their presence. You do not want to miss this one. show more

  • 90
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's very difficult to mesh fantasy with reality, but with great charm and a light touch, Almodovar shows exactly how it should be done. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is refreshing to see Cruz acting in the culture and language that is her own. As it did with Sophia Loren in the 1950s, Hollywood has tried to force Cruz into a series of show-biz categories, when she is obviously most at home playing a woman like the ones she knew, grew up with, could have become. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Leading Actress
Los Premios Goya (2007)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Original Score
Los Premios Goya (2007)
Winner Best Actress
Cannes Film Festival (2006)
Winner Best Screenplay
Cannes Film Festival (2006)
Winner Best Film
Los Premios Goya (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Best Actress
Cannes Film Festival (2006)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Best Supporting Actress
Los Premios Goya (2007)
Winner Best Director
Los Premios Goya (2007)
Winner Best Actress
Cannes Film Festival (2006)