ABSTRACTVolver transforms a comic female resilience into a cura- tive ““culture of death.””Despite brilliant performances, the loss of sex- uality makes Volver lack the emotional power of Almodóóvar's greatest films. In contrast to High Heels, which shares the same source but makes motherlove homoerotic, Volver focuses on a tamer female bonding.
MARSHA KINDER author of Blood Cinema (University of California Press, 1993) and Refiguring Spain (Duke University Press, 1997) and Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, has been a member of Film Quar- terly's editorial board since 1977.
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Marsha Kinder; Volver. Film Quarterly 1 March 2007; 60 (3): 4–9. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.3.4
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