Foreign film series offers 'Volver'
The Messenger 04.16.08
“Volver,” the fifth movie in the 2008 Modern Foreign Languages Foreign Film Series, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday in Watkins Auditorium of Boling University Center at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
In “Volver,” Penélope Cruz plays Raimunda, the strong-willed mother of 14-year-old Paula. Raimunda works hard to support her family, but with little support from Paco, her lazy and unscrupulous husband.
After a visit to the windy and superstitious village of their birth, Alcanfor de las Infantas, Raimunda and her sister, Soledad, start to discover the truth about their family’s troubled history. Shortly before their friend and neighbor Agustina is diagnosed with cancer, a virtual ghost from the past returns to set the record straight.
The film has earned numerous awards, including Spain’s Goya for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress; Best Original Screenplay at Cannes; and an Oscar for Best Actress.
Dr. Daniel Nappo, chair of Department of Modern Foreign Languages, will introduce the film.
Each foreign film is in its original foreign language and contains English subtitles. All foreign film series movies are free and open to the public.
The film series is funded by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Student Activities Council.
For more information, contact the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at (731) 881-7420.
Modern Foreign Languages Foreign Film Series, Penélope Cruz, University of Tennessee at Martin, Volver