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Volver

by Pedro Almodóvar

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Sometimes a step back is as important as a step forward

Review: Volver

Sometimes a step back is as important as a step forward

Three generations of women who survive wind, fire, madness, superstition and even death through their kindness, lies and an endless vitality 

Don Pedro de La Mancha

Interview: Pedro Almodóvar • Director

Don Pedro de La Mancha

Almodóvar's 16th feature film takes the director back to his roots, in La Mancha, and also marks his return to women’s stories and comedy, after the darker tone of his male-driven dramas 

"It is important for me to maintain my roots"

Interview: Pénélope Cruz • Actress

"It is important for me to maintain my roots"

With a career that spans both sides of the Atlantic, she is back in Spain to work for a third time with Pedro Almodóvar, a director who unconsciously influenced her in her choice to become an actress 

"The same chemistry after all this time"

Interview: Carmen Maura • Actress

"The same chemistry after all this time"

The daughter of a conservative politician, international film star Carmen Maura was an icon of the "movida madrilena" before turning into one of the symbols of Spanish film 

An interview with the guardian angel of the Almodóvar household

Interview: Agustín Almodóvar • Producer

An interview with the guardian angel of the Almodóvar household

From his El Deseo office, situated in one of Madrid’s most popular neighbourhoods, Agustín Almodóvar ensures that all of his brother’s films are developed with the utmost creative freedom 

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international title: Volver
original title: Volver
country: Spain
sales agent: Focus Features International
year: 2006
directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar
cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Blanca Portillo

main awards/selection

Oscar 2007 Nominations: Best Actress (Penelope Cruz)
Goya 2007 Best Film
Best Director
Best actress (Penélope Cruz)
Best supporting actress (Carmen Maura)
Best soundtrack
EFA 2006 Best Director
Best Actress (Penélope Cruz)
Best Cinematographer
Best Composer
People’s Choice Award Best European Film
Cannes 2006 Official Competition
Best Actress (cast)
Best Screenplay
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