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Terrific, playful tragicomedy from master filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. A secret surfaces when a mother returns from beyond the grave.

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Winning twice at Cannes Film Festival (for Best Actress, Best Screenplay); two BAFTAS (Best Actress, Best Foreign Language Film); an Academy Award (Best Actress), among a raft of other awards and accolades.

Volver (Coming Home) is a terrific, playful tragicomedy from master filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, one of Europe’s greatest and most prolific directors.

Penélope Cruz plays Raimunda, a hard-working mother living with a teenage daughter, Paula (Yohana Cobo), and good-for-nothing husband Paco. She spends her spare time tending to her parents’ graves with sister Sole (Lola Dueñas), and visiting Aunt Paula (Chus Lampreave), who is in the final stages of dementia.

When a terrible event changes the family forever, and a secret about Raimunda’s late mother Irene (Carmen Maura) surfaces when she ‘comes home’ from beyond the grave, some unbearable truths come to the surface…

There’s a classic feel to the film as a result of José Luis Alcaine’s magnificent cinematography and Salvador Parra’s art direction, which deliver some truly Hitchcockian moments.

But there’s another key characteristic of Almodovar’s films; his empathy and focus is very clearly on the female characters – with the men’s roles rendered almost marginal.

Volver is one of the most highly regarded of Almodovar’s many films, which include The Skin I Live In, Bad Education, All About My Mother, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Matador.

Year: 2006

Country:Spain

Directed by: Pedro Almodovar

Cast:

Penélope Cruz (Raimunda)

Carmen Maura (Irene)

Lola Dueñas (Sole)

Blanca Portillo (Agustina)

Yohana Cobo (Paula)

Chus Lampreave (Tía Paula)

This is a single showing at Hoylake Community Cinema.

DOORS OPEN 18.30 - FILM STARTS 19.30 - LICENSED BAR UNTIL 23.00

PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE A POLICY OF NO REFUNDS OR DATE SWAPS.

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Hoylake Community Cinema - Bringing cinema back to Hoylake! Independent, classic and specialist films, homemade food, licensed bar, regular Q&As and more... It's about much more than film...

Hoylake Community Cinema is a volunteer-run organisation operated by Hoylake Village Life CIC. We reinvest any profits made into the cinema through various projects, by supporting other organisations and groups, including a three year, £3,000 bursary to Liverpool University Film Studies Unit.

As of October 2018 we now screen films at the Beacon Arts Centre, The Old Town Hall, Hoylake, which is equipped with a high-quality digital projector and sound system, on a large screen. Seats are comfortable and movable; there is disabled access. Films are selected on the broad basis of international awards and nominations and critics’ reviews. Each annual season will feature a range of films from across genres: classic, comedy, drama, animation, sci-fi…

Before and after the films, audiences gather in our ‘PUB’ (Pop up bar) to enjoy homemade food, real ales, wines, teas, coffees and soft drinks.

Our patrons include actors Dai Bradley (Billy Casper in Kes), James Bond actor Daniel Craig; Alex Cox, director of Repo Man and Sid and Nancy among other cult classics,; Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu in It’s a Wonderful Life); Patricia Kelly, widow of the legendary dancer Gene Kelly and Celyn Jones, writer actor and producer (known for Set Fire to the Stars).

Find out more about our 2018-19 Season

www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk/friday-night-films/2017-18-film-season

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