Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory
  • 2019
  • Spain
  • 1h 53min
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodovar
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia
  • Language: Spanish

Retired director Salvador (Banderas) reflects on his life while one of his older movies is being restored. This is Almodóvar on subdued, melancholic form, and while the film’s standoffish tone prevents us from feeling fully involved, the director’s sense of cinema remains undiminished.

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Pedro Almodóvar: 'I could say 20% of what you see is a direct projection of my personal memories'

21 Aug 2019

Movie maestro discusses his latest film, Pain and Glory, in which a filmmaker looks back over his life

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Pain and Glory

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