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Volver December 19, 2007

Filed under: Film — Jung @ 1:17 am

VolverJust watched this most light hearted film on the subject of death, Volver, a film by PEDRO ALMODÓVAR. The story is based around 6 very strong women, and of course, with Almodóvar’s signature of lots of twist and turn, secrets and scandals… The story is set in Almodóvar’s home town La Mancha (a terribly windy region where there is the highest rate of insanity in its population, related somehow to the wind…) The film is based on his own experience growing up with all the women around him, how they were actually the core of all families in small towns of Spain. It is really sincere, and delightful… well, this is as much as I am going to tell you…

Started digging into all Almodóva’s films back in 1999 when I saw “All About My Mother”. Intrigued, and went on with “Dark Habits”, “The Flower of My Secret”, “Live Flesh”, “Talk to Her”, “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!”, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” (still waiting for a few more of his older film to be released on DVD). For a while I felt he was a bit tided up with his very unique but aiming for shock effect formula. Volver, turned out to be much more refreshing, and I think it is far more successful than his last film “Bad Education”.


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