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The Resource Volver, Sony Pictures Classics ; Ministerio de Cultura ; Consejeria de Cultura de Castilla-La Mancha ; con la participación de TVE ; y Canal+ España ; El Deseo presenta un film de Almodóvar ; guión y dirección, Pedro Almodóvar ; productor ejecutivo, Agustín Almodóvar ; producida por Esther García

Volver, Sony Pictures Classics ; Ministerio de Cultura ; Consejeria de Cultura de Castilla-La Mancha ; con la participación de TVE ; y Canal+ España ; El Deseo presenta un film de Almodóvar ; guión y dirección, Pedro Almodóvar ; productor ejecutivo, Agustín Almodóvar ; producida por Esther García

Label
Volver
Title
Volver
Statement of responsibility
Sony Pictures Classics ; Ministerio de Cultura ; Consejeria de Cultura de Castilla-La Mancha ; con la participación de TVE ; y Canal+ España ; El Deseo presenta un film de Almodóvar ; guión y dirección, Pedro Almodóvar ; productor ejecutivo, Agustín Almodóvar ; producida por Esther García
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Film distributor
Production company
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • spa
Summary
The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
Awards note
Winner, Goya Awards for Mejor Película (Best Film), Mejor Director (Best Director)--Pedro Almodóvar, Mejor Actriz Principal (Best Lead Actress)--Penélope Cruz, Mejor Actriz de Reparto (Best Supporting Actress)--Carmen Maura, Mejor Música Original (Best Original Score)--Alberto Iglesias, 2007 ; Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress--Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Best Screenplay--Pedro Almodóvar, 2006
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Volver (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, José Luis Alcaine ; camera operator, Joaquin Manchado ; editor, José Salcedo ; music, Alberto Iglesias
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R; some sexual content and language
Language note
In Spanish with optional subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.V658 2007
PerformerNote
Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus Lampreave, Antonio de la Torre, Carlos Blanco
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1945-
  • 1963-
  • 1985-
  • 1968-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Almodóvar, Pedro
  • Almodóvar, Agustin
  • García, Esther
  • Cruz, Penélope
  • Maura, Carmen
  • Dueñas, Lola
  • Portillo, Blanca
  • Cobo, Yohana
  • Lampreave, Chus
  • Torre, Antonio de la
  • Blanco, Carlos
  • Alcaine, José Luis
  • Iglesias, Alberto
  • Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
  • Spain
  • Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)
  • Televisión Española
  • Canal+ España (Firm)
  • Deseo, S.A
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
121
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spanish Language Films
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • Women
  • Families
  • Spain
  • Madres e hijas
  • Hermanas
  • Madrid (Espāna)
  • Mancha (Espāna)
  • Families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • Women
  • Spain
  • Spain
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Volver, Sony Pictures Classics ; Ministerio de Cultura ; Consejeria de Cultura de Castilla-La Mancha ; con la participación de TVE ; y Canal+ España ; El Deseo presenta un film de Almodóvar ; guión y dirección, Pedro Almodóvar ; productor ejecutivo, Agustín Almodóvar ; producida por Esther García
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Originally produced as a Spanish motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz [audio feature]; Making of "Volver" [featurette] (8 min.); Interview with Pedro Almodóvar [featurette] (10 min.); Interview with Penélope Cruz [featurette] (6 min.) Interview with Carmen Maura [featurette] (9 min.); AFI Fest 2006 Tribute to Penelope Cruz [featurette] (18 min.); Photo gallery [slide show]; Poster gallery [slide show]; Previews (13 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cleaning the graves -- Aunt Paula -- Augustina -- Paco lost another job -- Paula's trouble -- Opportunity and a loss -- Freezing Paco -- Sudden opportunity -- Seeing ghosts -- Mother in the trunk -- Three women and a freezer -- Mother, the Russian assistant -- Close call -- Who's my father? -- Wrap party -- Restaurant for sale -- Agustina's wish -- Heart to heart -- How to get rid of your man -- Mothers and fathers -- Where's the Russian? -- Agustina on TV -- Raimunda's surprise -- Daughter's tears -- What really happened -- Family without men -- One knows what the other seeks -- Closure
Control code
80569943
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781424819515
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396152830
  • 043396152854
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 15283
  • 15285
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)80569943
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen presentation; aspect ratio (2.35:1)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Volver, Sony Pictures Classics ; Ministerio de Cultura ; Consejeria de Cultura de Castilla-La Mancha ; con la participación de TVE ; y Canal+ España ; El Deseo presenta un film de Almodóvar ; guión y dirección, Pedro Almodóvar ; productor ejecutivo, Agustín Almodóvar ; producida por Esther García
Distribution
Note
  • Originally produced as a Spanish motion picture in 2006
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz [audio feature]; Making of "Volver" [featurette] (8 min.); Interview with Pedro Almodóvar [featurette] (10 min.); Interview with Penélope Cruz [featurette] (6 min.) Interview with Carmen Maura [featurette] (9 min.); AFI Fest 2006 Tribute to Penelope Cruz [featurette] (18 min.); Photo gallery [slide show]; Poster gallery [slide show]; Previews (13 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cleaning the graves -- Aunt Paula -- Augustina -- Paco lost another job -- Paula's trouble -- Opportunity and a loss -- Freezing Paco -- Sudden opportunity -- Seeing ghosts -- Mother in the trunk -- Three women and a freezer -- Mother, the Russian assistant -- Close call -- Who's my father? -- Wrap party -- Restaurant for sale -- Agustina's wish -- Heart to heart -- How to get rid of your man -- Mothers and fathers -- Where's the Russian? -- Agustina on TV -- Raimunda's surprise -- Daughter's tears -- What really happened -- Family without men -- One knows what the other seeks -- Closure
Control code
80569943
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781424819515
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 043396152830
  • 043396152854
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 15283
  • 15285
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)80569943
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1; anamorphic widescreen presentation; aspect ratio (2.35:1)
Video recording format
DVD

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