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Volver / Return
FIPRESCI Grand Prix
Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García, Yohana Cobo, Lola Dueñas: Volver
Foto: SSIFF

Three generations survive the east wind, fire, madness, superstition and even death thanks to kindness, lies and boundless energy. There?s Raimunda, who?s married to an out-of-work labourer and has a teenage daughter. Sole, her sister, who earns a living as a hairdresser. And the mother of them both, who died in a fire with her husband. This character appears first to her sister and then to Sole, although those with whom she left important pending business are Raimunda and her former village neighbour, Agustina. Living and dead exist together in peace. This is a film about the culture of death in Almodóvar?s native La Mancha, the locals of which accept the situation as if it were the most normal thing in the world. The way the dead stay alive in their lives, plus the wealth and humanity of their rites, mean that they will never die.
BIOGRAPHY
Pedro Almodóvar, Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes 2006 Award, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000 for Todo sobre mi madre (All About My Mother, 1999) and the Oscar for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Hable con ella (Talk to Her, 2002). La mala educación (Bad Education, 2004) opened Cannes, the Festival at which Volver (Return, 2006) recently received the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actress (for all six heroines). Thus the list of successes continues in Almodóvar?s productive career, started with Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, presented at San Sebastian in 1980.
CAST & CREW
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Screenplay
Pedro Almodóvar
Photography
José Luis Alcaine
Edition
José Salcedo
Music
Alberto Iglesias
Cast
Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave
Running Time
122 m.
Country
Spain
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