Volver, directed by Pedro Almodovar, has
received the best film of the year award from the
International Federation of Film Critics.
Prize was decided by a vote of about 350 movie critics in
more than 60 countries. It was announced late Thursday at a
ceremony inaugurating the 54th San Sebastian
International Film Festival in the northern Basque
Volver stars Penelope Cruz as a feisty young
woman whose mother comes back from the dead to tie up loose
Cruz and her five
key cast mates shared the actress prize at this year's
Cannes Film Festival. The movie also won the screenplay
honor for Almodovar.
All About My Mother won the first Fipresci
Prize in 1999. (AP)