Volver

2006 / 121' / Spain / In Spanish, with Eng & Chi subtitles / Color

Tickets are available from 10am on Saturday 19 January online and at Cinematheque.Passion ticket office. Ticket price is MOP$60. Full-time students and senior citizens age 65 or above can enjoy 50% discount. Each purchase of 10 regular tickets or more can also enjoy 20% discount.

“Mediterranean male character is duller than the female character. Women are more surprising and they have fewer prejudice.” -- Almodóvar

▲ All leading actresses (Penélope Cruz , Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas , Blanca Portillo , Yohana Cobo ,Chus Lampreave) won Best Actress at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival

▲ Winner of Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival (2006)

▲ Penélope Cruz nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Oscars (2007)

“Volver” in Spanish means “coming back”.

Raimunda lives in Madrid with her daughter Paula and her unemployed husband Paco. Her sister, Sole, is separated and works clandestinely as a hairstylist for women. The two sisters lost their parents in a fire in their La Mancha hometown.

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, Raimunda hears rumours that her mother came back from the other world to look after aunt Paula in her final years, when she was ill. The past returns in a twist of mystery and suspense.

Cast: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo