Thursday, 13 September 2012

Volver (2006 movie)

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
: 2006
Country: Spain

Plot synopsis

The film is set in Madrid. In Madrid, Raimunda, her sister Soledad, and Raimunda's daughter Paula live. One day, Paula's father, Paco, tries to molest her, telling her repeatedly that he is not his real father, and Paula, in order to protect herself, stabs him with a knife and he dies. While Raimunda is busy hiding Paco's body, she comes to know that her Aunt, also named Paula, is dead. Raimunda tells Soledad to go to the funeral alone. Soledad, after going to the funeral, encounters her mother, who died several years ago in a fire. Village people claim that  they have seen ''ghosts'' of Soledad and Raimunda's mother, and that the ghost had taken care of Aunt Paula in her last days. Then, a number of events occur which make the story more mysterious: Why has the ghost returned? What is her aim? What relation did Agustina's mother had with Raimunda and Soledad's parents? Who is, in fact, Paula's real father? What are the inter-connections of all these?

Penélope Cruz as Raimunda
Carmen Maura as Irene
Lola Dueñas as Soledad
Blanca Portillo as Agustina
Yohana Cobo as Paula
Chus Lampreave as Tía Paula
Antonio de la Torre as Paco
Carlos Blanco as Emilio


''Volver'' was a very successful movie. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress (Penélope Cruz), making Penélope Cruz the second Spanish actress to be nominated in this category.  It also received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations, among other awards and nominations.

My Opinion

I saw this movie in August 2012 on DVD. I was quite interested about this film since most critics praised it. And I indeed found it wonderful! Truly, a masterpiece. I liked it so much that I watched it for a second time last week.  

Truly an impressive movie which almost brought tears to my eyes! This is such a film which has a story full of mysteries and emotions. The music, the acting, and the story- EVERYTHING are good. A movie told in a beautiful way, a movie with a moving story. 

5 out of 5.


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