Light in the river

River light

I went to see Volver at the Hollywood Theatre yesterday evening, and really enjoyed it. I am behind on my movie viewing so thank goodness for living near a second-run theatre. I did go see Hot Fuzz on opening night a few weeks ago, but that kind of prompt movie attendance is a rarity for me these days.

My favorite scene in Volver was watching Penelope Cruz’s character sing her heart out at her daughter’s request. It was a song filled with passion and the regrets of life, taught to her by a mother she thinks is dead. I loved the scene because of the emotion it seemed to generate within her, bringing tears to her eyes.

5 thoughts on “Light in the river

  1. Hendrik says:

    I saw that Volver was playing at the Hollywood and was meaning to tell you to go. Because I was sure you would love it. Glad you went.

  2. Christopher says:

    I bought Volver on DVD a few days ago. I’ve already watched it twice. Have you seen any other Almodóvar movies? He’s a brilliant filmmaker.

  3. Rachael says:

    I think the only other film I’ve seen by Almodóvar is Bad Education. I’d like to see Talk to Her.

  4. Neil Bruder says:

    I went to see Volver in London at a great art-house cinema called the Curzon in Soho. I really like Almodovar’s films. And of course how could you not love Penelope Cruz. I know I do 🙂

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