Penelope Cruz is back and better than ever.
The actress is starring in the Spanish film MA MA. In the film she portrays the character of Magda.
Cruz explained, in an interview with EFE, Magda is an unemployed teacher who receives a diagnosis of breast cancer. She said the protagonist is "an example of struggle, and a life lesson on how to deal with a tragedy."
"I read the full script of MA MA in one night, and I fell in love with the story. The topics covered are very difficult, but it is not a depressing film. When the film ends, it makes you want to hug your family and tell them how much you love them. I feel happy because the movie delivers this message," she told EFE.
This is the first time Cruz is acting in six years.
Cruz has starred in severable films including Vicky Cristina Barcelona, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among others.
MA MA is set to premiere on Sept. 11 in Spain.