Movies & Style: Volver

I posted my to watch or not to watch, Volver, dilemma on Instagram, too. Opinions, universally, skewed towards WATCH IT, NOW!! So, I watched it.

And I’m in love….
with the colors, with Penelope Cruz (again, I LOVE her in Woman On Top), and with the knitwear.
So lush. All three.


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MV5BMTUyMjYyNzQ1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNTgwODk2._V1_SX640_SY720_It seems that I’ve channeled parts of the color scheme, recently (foreshadowing?). I’m done, all but thumb, on this first mitt. Maybe a Raimnuda inspired cardi in the future? (1,2,3)9af72426718611e3a5e7128a49ca55a1_8My Basquait themed nails continue (there’s an different iteration on them, now!)

And a couple new lip colors joined the crew.

I definitely want more color, this winter. With layers to stay warm.


And to watch more of the films on my list. Volver’s parental theme is a sensitive one for me. I can get extremely emotional watching anything, but mother-daughter-multi-generational story lines always get to me.

If you’ve seen Volver, what did you think?


11 thoughts on “Movies & Style: Volver

  1. I am a huge Almodovar fan and I am so glad you you enjoyed Volver. It ranks high in my favorites; I love the visually technicolor aspect of the film contrasting with the dark emotional content. With similar thematic ties I recommend All About My Mother and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Also Talk to Her has me in tears every time I watch it, really there is not a Almodovar film I would not recommend.
    I am glad you got to some knitting and I am in awe of your Basquiat nails. As I am also a Basquiat fanatic.

  2. I love the colourful clothes in Volver (as well as the film itself) and have only just noticed through reading this post how the knitwear looks like home knits (in the best sense), which further heightens the feeling of maternal love and devotion. This is my second favourite Almodovar film after Talk to Her – check that one out too, it’s a stunning film about strength and vulnerability:

  3. I’m not a big film fan, but I love volver, such a deep story but played out beautifully.
    I’m loving your nail art and your lipstick choices. it’s nice to have pop of colour during the winter months it adds a cheery feel.

  4. I’ve seen it a few times and have loved it every time. Fantastic lipsticks. I just picked up a few myself and now, you can’t tell me nothin’. 😉

  5. You know, I completely forgot about that movie. I saw it a number of years ago, and remember LOVING it (I love Pedro Almodovar films in general)….but now I can’t remember much about the storyline. I do remember the awesome colors and fantastic knitwear, though!

  6. Gorgeous knits in Volver! I’ve been paying lots more attention to movie knits lately. As soon as I can get my size 35 circs, I’m going to make the cowl/vest Katniss wore in the 2nd Hunger Games movie.

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