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VOLVER [Spain] – THE EMOTIONAL CHOICE: In some people’s minds, Pedro Almodóvar probably is the Spanish film industry – and they wouldn’t be far wrong. His prodigious cinematic output has symbolised a new era in Spanish filmmaking. Volver is one of his greatest works, and while some will have other favourites, it is probably his most representative film combining recurring Almodóvar themes of family drama, melodrama, farce and tragedy. The luminous Penélope Cruz shines in full-on Sophia Loren mode in this story of murder, mothers and redemption. amazon.co.uk