Saturday, September 30, 2006

Volver



Spain, 2006, 121 min.
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, María Isabel Díaz.

Friday night was for Volver, (lit, To Return) a movie by famed Spanish Director Pedro Almodóvar (Best known for All About my Mother, Talk To Her and Bad Education) that's been the talk of this year's film festivals. Unsurprisingly, Volver played in front of a packed house.

Volver is the story of a mother (Maura) who decide to return to her family in order to fix situations that she could not resolve during her life. Her ghost becomes the comfort of her sister and soon, of her daughters (Cruz, Dueñas) and her grandchild (Cobo). Added to the mix is plenty of fantastic shots of Cruz's cleavage, dirty family secrets and witty, sharp dialog.

This is a good movie by Almodóvar (it's not like he really ever does bad movies!) and it feels very similar in writing. While it is not as good as Todo Sombre Mi Madre (All About My Mother) and may not get equivalent praise, it is still a great movie that is worth seeing. As always, Cruz is great to watch in a kitchen and Almodóvar's dialogues are quite entertaining.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Judytta said...

I was in cinema for "VOLVER" last Sunday: 1.10.2006.

I want to ask you: how was your first feel when are you was watched VOLVER?

For me feel was the women for
cemetery.
And moment when all women
was go together and men go together for coffin.

I think that everyone to will
memorizing that moment.

October 03, 2006 8:52 AM  

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