Volver

Finally saw Volver, the Pedro Almodóvar film. I’ve been on a bit of an Almodóvar kick lately, so it was nice being in familiar territory.

Volver was beautiful, colorful, and well-acted in the way only Almodóvar can do. I liked it, but it felt less cohesive (tonally and plot-wise) than the other movies of his I’ve seen. It was lovely seeing Penelope Cruz acting in her native tongue. Her character was as vibrant as the colors themselves, and the whole work was incredibly full of life—slightly ironic, given the film talks so much about death.