Pain and Glory

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    113 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Spain, France
  • Languages
    Spanish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Pedro Almodóvar's (JULIETA, THE SKIN I LIVE IN) Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner (Antonio Banderas) was adored by both critics and audiences, evident in its impeccable 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Banderas "gives his best, most committed performance" (Detroit News), and earned both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination.
DIRECTED BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY:
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES:
Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas

SYNOPSIS

PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.e as past and present come crashing down around him. 

Pain and Glory

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    113 mins
  • Release Date
    2019
  • Countries
    Spain, France
  • Languages
    Spanish
DIRECTED BY
Pedro Almodóvar
WRITTEN BY
Pedro Almodóvar
CAST INCLUDES
Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas
Pedro Almodóvar's (JULIETA, THE SKIN I LIVE IN) Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner (Antonio Banderas) was adored by both critics and audiences, evident in its impeccable 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Banderas "gives his best, most committed performance" (Detroit News), and earned both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination.

PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.e as past and present come crashing down around him. 

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

Pain & Glory Q&A with Antonio Banderas