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by García, Esther; Almodóvar, Pedro; Cruz, Penélope; Maura, Carmen; Dueñas, Lola; Portillo, Blanca; Cobo, Yohana; Lampreave, Chus; Torre, Antonio de la; Blanco, Carlos; Deseo, S.A; Canal+ España (Firm); Spain. Ministerio de Cultura; Televisión Española; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2007]Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1424819512:.Language note: Spanish dialogue, English subtitles.Title notes: $19.99 7/03/2007Other title: To return.Uniform titles: Volver (Motion picture).Subject(s): Mothers and daughters -- Spain -- Madrid -- Drama | Sisters -- Spain -- Madrid -- Drama | Aunts -- Spain -- Mancha -- Drama | Parents -- Death -- Drama | Family -- Spain -- Drama | Ghosts -- Drama | Madrid (Spain) -- Drama | Mancha (Spain) -- Drama | Madres e hijas -- España -- Madrid -- Teatro | Hermanas -- España -- Madrid -- Teatro | DVD-Video discs | Feature films | Foreign films -- Spain | Comedy films | Comedy -- Feature | Women -- Feature | Family -- Feature | Feature films | Comedy filmsCannes Film Festival, 2006: Best Actress (To the female ensemble cast); Best Screenplay (Pedro Almodóvar).Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Antonio de la Torre, Carlos Blanco.Summary: Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns(volver).
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Two sisters learn that the bonds of family don't always end after death in this gentle observational comedy drama that marks celebrated Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar's 16th feature. The story explores the interactions between three generations of women in a Spanish family. Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) was born and raised in the apocryphal village of Alcanfor de las Infantas, in La Mancha, Spain. However, she now resides in Madrid, where she works as a janitor. She is married to Paco (Antonio de la Torre), an unemployed layabout, and looks after her daughter, Paula (Yohana Cobo). Raimunda's mother, Irene (Carmen Maura), died several years back (along with her father) in a house fire. Raimunda's younger sister, Sole (Lola Dueñas), also lives in Madrid and works as a hair stylist, while their aunt Paula (Chus Lampreave) still makes her home in La Mancha, with occasional help from neighbor Agustina (Blanca Portillo). The story takes an unusual and mystical twist when Agustina mentions that Irene has begun reappearing in ghostly form -- a fact questioned by Raimunda and Sole. After a murder and an unexpected family tragedy, Paula's story is indeed corroborated by the appearance of Irene's spirit (who has come to comfort her family), and Sole must decide how to respond to the long-dead mother's strange, enchanting presence. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

Spanish dialogue, English subtitles.

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$19.99 7/03/2007

Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Antonio de la Torre, Carlos Blanco.

Director of photography, José Luis Alcaine ; editor, José Salcedo ; music, Alberto Iglesias ; costume designer, Bina Daigeler ; production designer, Salvador Parra.

MPAA rating: R; some sexual content and language.

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her drunk husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. Years ago, in the sisters birth village, they lost their parents in a fire in La Mancha. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about her sister Irene, mother of the two sisters, as if she were still alive. When the old aunt dies the situation changes and the past returns(volver).

Cannes Film Festival, 2006: Best Actress (To the female ensemble cast); Best Screenplay (Pedro Almodóvar).

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