Remind Me
When: Thu., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.
Phone: 510-642-0808
Email: bampfapress@berkeley.edu
Price: 0-$12
bampfa.org/event/volver
A welcome return to Almodóvar’s female-powered narratives, Volver spotlights a community of strong women striving to overcome the failures or absences of men. The strong-willed Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) forge ahead for a better life with little help from the male sex, aided by Raimunda’s teen daugher, their aunt, some plucky neighbors, and their long-lost mother (Carmen Maura), who won’t let having died years ago stop her. Fantasy, black comedy, murder, and family drama exist equally in a film that “moves beyond camp, into a realm of wise, luxuriant humanism” (New York Times).

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