The Arts and Humanities Division and the Sorenson Center for the Arts present Volver, directed by Pedro Almodovar (2006), the latest film in the Babson Global Film Series.
Winner of awards for best screenplay and actress (Penélope Cruz) at the Cannes Film Festival, Oscar-nominated Volver is Pedro Almodóvar at his best. Full of surprises and reversals, the action moves back and forth between a working class neighborhood in Madrid and a windswept village in the Spanish countryside as it draws us into the family dramas and buried secrets of three generations of women. Beyond its first-rate cast, the film’s murder/ghost story is riveting cinema. But Volver also touches on some of the more prevalent issues facing Spain today – domestic violence, the transformation of Spanish pueblos into ghost towns for senior citizens, a growing lower and often immigrant class struggling to scrape by in the urban center. Almodóvar’s exploration of these issues adds rich dimension to this story of loss, return and the possibility of forgiveness. As one New York Times review suggested “It draws you in, invites you to linger and makes you eager to return.”
The film will be screened in the Sorensen Center for the Arts and will include a brief introduction and post-film discussion. Films are free and open tothe Babson community and the general public. For more information, contact Kay Sorenson at 781-239-5622.