Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Volver on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 U.S. 70, Swannanoa.
In Brief: World Cinema revisits Pedro Almodóvar's Volver (2006) — perhaps the filmmaker's most accessible and mellow work. It should be noted, however, that mellow is a relative term. The film contains child abuse and no fewer than three murders (understandable murders), but when put up against such Almodóvar fare as Bad Education (2004) or The Skin I Live In (2011), this is like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Clearly, Almodóvar was in a nostalgic frame of mind — possibly because the film marked the return of Carmen Maura to his roster of performers after 18 years — and it paid off with one of his sweetest movies. Even though it’s in typical Almodóvar form — that’s to say its plot stays within the supercharged soap opera concept — Volver is a comparatively lighthearted work, but not a lightweight one. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke originally posted on Sept. 15, 2015.
|Starring:||Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo|
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