• Volver (2007)


Release Date: January 26th, 2007

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

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

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genres: Comedy , Drama

Production Co: Canal+,Canal+ España,Ministerio de Cultura- ICAA,Televisión Española (TVE)

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

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

  • 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

  • 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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