Volver

Volver

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Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter, Paula and her husband, Paco -who's always drunk. Her sister, Sole is separated and works as a hairstylist for women. The two sisters lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha, their birth village, years ago. In the village remains their aunt Paula that continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two, as though she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past comes back again, in a twist of mystery and suspense.

2007Rating: M, contains offensive language and sexual references130 minsSpainSpanish with English subtitles
ComedyDrama

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Volver | Awards

Award Winner
Best Screenplay and Best Female Actress (Cruz), Cannes Film Festival 2006.

Volver | Reviews

91%173 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Variety

Variety

Peopled with superbly drawn, attractive characters smoothly integrated into a well-turned, low-tricks plotline, "Volver" may rep Almodovar's most conventional piece to date, but it is also his most reflective, a subdued, sometimes intense and often comic homecoming that celebrates the pueblo and people that shaped his imagination...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Very few filmmakers have managed to smile so convincingly in the face of misery and fatality: Jean Renoir and Billy Wilder come immediately to mind, and Mr. Almodóvar, if he is not yet their equal, surely belongs in their company...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Lower your expectations going into "Volver" and accept it for what it is: a ridiculously entertaining melodrama with loud echoes of "Mildred Pierce" that provides Penelope Cruz with a vehicle for her multifaceted talents...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

In Volver, a movie that leaps off the screen to take its place in your dreams, the writer-director tells a ghost story that manages to include lust, incest, rape and murder. You'll laugh, too -- wildly, helplessly -- because to Almodovar, laughter is life...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Spanish maestro Almodovar composes a hymn to female solidarity which includes the most vigorous performance from Penelope Cruz since she went Hollywood...

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Hollywood Reporter

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...

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Volver | Release Details

Volver is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.