Pain and Glory
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Pain and Glory

Thu Sep 19 6:30 PM
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Unclassified 18+
115 Mins | 2019 | Spain | Spanish with English subtitles
Filled with Almodóvar's trademark vibrant imagery, colour, and humour, Pain and Glory is both a celebration of his career for longtime fans, and a perfect entry point for newcomers, alike.

Acclaimed Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar reteams with longtime collaborators Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz in Pain and Glory, a wistful meditation on cinema, sexuality, love, addiction, mortality, and the bond between mother and son.

Depressed gay filmmaker Salvador Mallo (Banderas) is unable to work due to chronic pain and poor health. Asked to present one of his earliest films at a career retrospective, he's reunited with its estranged star who he hasn't spoken to in over thirty years.

Forced to reappraise his own work and past, Salvador begins to self-medicate to cope, and immerses himself in memories of his childhood, blossoming desires, and first love, in hopes of rediscovering his passion for life to find glory in the present.

Cannes Film Festival 2019 Winner Best Actor Antonio Banderas
Cannes Film Festival 2019 Nominee Palme d'Or

"Everything about Pain and Glory is awake and alive, and Almodóvar's nerve endings become ours, too" - Time Magazine