Two sisters travel to their home town, a superstitious and windy small village in rural Spain, for the funeral of their aunt, whom they learn had communicated for years with the ghost of their dead mother. Matters in their personal lives are also further complicated when the ghost comes back to help them.
A dazzling and immersive experience, with a complicated plot that deals with numerous themes through an array of Almodovarian female characters. Despite the predominant theme of death, the film is neither sad nor depressive, but rather a finely crafted needlework of characters and events, spun by the master that is Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar.
Vivid and colorful cinematography throughout. Considered by many to be one of the greatest films by the Spanish director, as well as one of the finest performances by the endlessly talented and gorgeous Penelope Cruz.
Volver Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave