Films

Return (Volver)

Back
Year of participation 2006
Program Feature Competition

Return (Volver)
Producer(s) Augustín Almodóvar
Director(s) Pedro Almodóvar
Script Pedro Almodóvar
Director of Photography José Luis Alcaine
Music by Alberto Iglesias
Sound Miguel Rejas
Edit José Salcedo
Cast Penelope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Blanca Portillo
 

Synopsis

Three generations of women survive easterly wind, fire, madness, superstition and even death through goodness, lies and an unlimited vitality. They are: Raimunda, married to an unemployed worker, and her teenager daughter. Sole, her sister, who earns her living as hairdresser. And their mother, who perished in fire, with her husband. This character comes as an apparition first to her sister and then to Sole, even though the ones she had unsettled affairs with were Raimunda and her village neighbour, Agustina. The film is not a surreal comedy, though it might seem so at times. The living and the dead live together without problems, but provoking hilarious situations and others full of deep and genuine emotion.

Awards
Best Actress (Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave - To the female ensemble cast), Best Screenplay, Cannes IFF, 2006.

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
Daily
 
Festival Coverage
 
 
©2004-2022 GOLDEN APRICOT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Design