Volver by Pedro Almodovar

Volver by Pedro Almodover acclaimed by critics

The American Critics Association have awarded the film director Pedro Almodóvar a prize for the Best Foreign Film for Volver which will represent Spain in this year’s Oscars.

Almodóvar attended the ceremony accompanied by Penélope Cruz who plays one of the main characters in the film, thought to be one of the best performances in her career so far.

See Trailer of Volver:

The Manchegan director didn’t speak to the press on his arrival at the ceremony last night but posed for photographs with Penélope Cruz. For many observers the award received by Almodovar last night strengthens the possibility of Volver being nominated for the Oscars. Volver has already received 5 awards by the European Film Academy. In Cannes it received awards for the best script and for the best female interpretation for its actresses.

Almodovar’s film has received nominations for the Golden Globe Awards and if it is awarded a prize for the Best Foreign Film it would be Almodovar’s third Golden Globe, having already received awards for Todo sobre mi madre in 1999 and Hable con ella in 2002, both of which went on to receive Oscars.

Penélope Cruz has been nominated as best female actress for the Golden Globe Awards a category in which no other Spanish actress has previously been nominated.

Spanish film The Sea Inside wins Oscar