Pain and Glory
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Spain. 2019. R. 1 hour 53 minutes. Sony Pictures Classics . Digital .
Fri., November 8, 2019 thru Thu., November 14, 2019
Must End on Thu, Nov 14!
“The artful symmetry is an Almodóvar hallmark, and his cinematic memento is filled with the intimate, indelible moments that made a life. You can feel his passion for cinema in every frame.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered. First loves, second loves, his mother (Penélope Cruz), mortality, an actor with whom the director worked, the sixties, the eighties, the present and the emptiness, the immeasurable emptiness at the impossibility of continuing to film. 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. Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Skin I Live In). In Spanish with English Subtitles.