Volver Movie Guide Questions

Volver Movie Guide Questions
Volver Movie Guide Questions
Volver Movie Guide Questions
Volver Movie Guide Questions
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Dirección: Pedro Almodóvar. País: España.
 Año: 2006. 
Duración: 121 minutos. Género: Comedia, Misterio y Drama.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar. Country: Spain. Year: 2006. Running Time: 121 minutes. Genre: Comedy, Mystery and Drama.

Rated PG-13 (No sex or nudity! Perfect for school classrooms)

Temas principales: La Mancha, la familia, las tradiciones, las costumbres, la mujer, la maternidad, rural vs. urbano, la solidaridad, el realismo mágico y la muerte.

Themes: La Mancha, family, traditions, customs, women, motherhood, rural vs. urban, solidarity, magical realism and death.

Includes:

*Information About the film.
*Character activity
*31 Questions that students must answer while watching the film.
*Vocabulary activity with Spanish terms that appear in the film that are particular to Spain only.


Movie Guide to one of the best Spanish Films of all times. I use this film in the classroom to show Spanish culture and magical realism, but also the different traditions that exist in Spain. Wonderfully acted film by Penelope Cruz, which won her an Academy Award nomination for best actress.

From two-time Academy Award(r)-winner Pedro Almodóvar (2003, Best Original Screenplay, Talk to Her; 2000, Best Foreign Language Film, All About My Mother) comes VOLVER, a comedic and compassionate tribute to women and their resilience in the face of life's most outrageous tribulations. A luminous Penélope Cruz leads an ensemble of gifted actresses, including Carmen Maura (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown). Raimunda (Cruz) and her sister Sole lost their parents in a tragic fire years ago...or did they? Superstitious villagers claim that the girls' departed mother, Irene (Maura), has been seen wandering around their Aunt Paula's home. When Irene appears to Sole, she explains that she has returned to set right her daughters' troubled lives and reveal shocking secrets that will impact everyone! Raimunda has "female troubles" of her own, least of which is a corpse in the freezer! Winner of numerous film festival and critics' awards, VOLVER is a hilarious tale of love, loss and forgiveness.

Críticas:

"Encantadora, tierna, transgresora (...) Sus personajes afrontan los problemas no con metafísica sino con sentido común. (...) Puntuación: ★★★★ (sobre 4)."
Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times

"Volver, llena de sorpresas y de giros, se desarrolla con asombrosa facilidad y confianza en sí misma. (...) no es otra cosa que la obra de un maestro"
A. O. Scott: The New York Times

"Una película que salta de la pantalla para coger su sitio en tus sueños (...) No te querrás perder esta. (...) Puntuación: ★★★★ (sobre 4)"
Peter Travers: Rolling Stone

"Una hermosa película. Todas las actrices están perfectas, pero lo más sorprendente es la recuperación de Penélope Cruz en una interpretación excelente"
Carlos Boyero: Diario El Mundo

Volver es una película española de 2006 escrita y dirigida por Pedro Almodóvar. Está interpretada por Carmen Maura, Penélope Cruz, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo y Chus Lampreave.

El largometraje empezó su rodaje el 11 de junio de 2005 y terminó en octubre del mismo año. Se estrenó en Puertollano el 10 de marzo de 2006. Posteriormente se presentó en la sección oficial del Festival de Cine de Cannes, donde obtuvo el premio al mejor guion y el de mejor interpretación femenina para el conjunto de sus protagonistas.1 La película fue galardonada con más de 40 premios internacionales, entre ellos cuatro Premios del Cine Europeo y cinco Premios Goya. Penélope Cruz fue candidata al Óscar a la mejor actriz.

NEW: I have included a PPT with bellringers, information and videos to help you introduce the film.
Total Pages
8
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 hours

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