• Volver (2006)


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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Funny as it is fierce, breathtaking as it is life-affirming. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's hard to say if Volver is a great film -- hard because every woman and girl in it is so damned endearing (the men are either impediments or bystanders to the real business of life) -- but safe to say it's right up there with Mr. Almodóvar's best.

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Winner Best Original Score
Los Premios Goya (2007)
Winner Best Screenplay
Cannes Film Festival (2006)
Winner Best Film
Los Premios Goya (2007)
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Best Director
Los Premios Goya (2007)