Thursday 20 October 2011


Last night I watched the Pedro Almodovar film, Volver, with Penelope Cruz.
It is set partly in La Mancha, home of Don Quixote, that vast expanse of land famous for windmills, the wind which powers them, but which also causes madness.
In the opening parts there were some beautiful shots of the old village houses, all hidden behind brown crumbling doors, but which, once you get inside are a jewellery box of colour and pattern.
 Lovely courtyards with vibrant tiles, painted furniture and plants and interiors filled with treasures handed down generation to generation.
I loved Almodovar's use of colour; the sets, the clothing, the image of the red car driving through the sandy barren landscape of La Mancha. It was an engrossing spectacular visual treat.
There is also the most hauntingly beautiful song, a flamenco version of a tango.


ric-rac said...

Oh I must get round to watching this film. Thanks for the recommendation. Hubby isn't a fan of Ms Cruz (he think she looks moody and that annoys him!?) so we just keep overlooking it but I will insist next time it's on. x

freckleface said...

No, the man of the house here doesn't like her either, says she look sulky, and he doesn't like subtitles either, but amazingly he actually told me to get ready for a film at 9pm and this was it. It's definitely worth a viewing. x