Penelope Cruz received an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of single mother Raimunda, whose mother's spirit materializes after a murder and a family tragedy.
Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives in Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) lives nearby and they both miss their mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who died several years ago in a house fire along with their father. A former neighbor from their hometown reports that she has seen the ghost of Irene and both daughters do not believe her. After a murder and a family tragedy, Irene's spirit materializes around her daughters to help comfort them.
One of seven Almodóvar & Cruz collaborations over their 20 year partnership, Volver catches both at the peak of their respective powers, in service of a layered, thought-provoking film.