Lists: Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Revolving around an eccentric family of women from a wind-swept region south of Madrid, Raimunda (Penelope Cruz) is a working-class woman forced to go to great lengths to protect her 14-year-old daughter Paula (Yohana Cobo). To top off the family crisis, her mother Irene (Carmen Maura) comes back from the dead to tie up loose ends."

Overall Ranking: 27 (Rank from 2006: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 100%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Committed to Celluloid Fernando Rafael97
David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill85(full review)

People Involved

  • Penélope Cruz (Raimunda)
  • Carmen Maura (Abuela Irene)
  • Lola Dueñas (Sole)
  • Blanca Portillo (Agustina)
  • Yohana Cobo (Paula)
  • Chus Lampreave (Tía Paula)
  • Antonio de la Torre (Paco)
  • Carlos Blanco (Emilio)
  • María Isabel Díaz (Regina)
  • Neus Sanz (Inés)
  • Leandro Rivera (Auxiliar)
  • Yolanda Ramos (Presentadora TV)
  • Carlos García Cambero (Carlos)
  • Natalia Roig (Vecina)
  • Eli Iranzo (Vecina)
  • Fany de Castro (Vecina)
  • Concha Galán (Vecina)
  • Magdalena Brotto (Vecina)
  • Pepa Aniorte (Vecina)
  • Isabel Ayúcar (Vecina)
  • Pedro Almodóvar (Director)