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29th Feb 2020 Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory


Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and  Julieta Serrano.

Original score : Alberto Iglesias (Volver, The Skin I Live In, Julieta).

PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of re-encounters 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; his 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 and writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; his early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity for him 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.

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Academy Award®, four BAFTAs, numerous Goyas and over 100 further wins and nominations. His credits include Volver, The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces and most recently Julieta.

“Antonio Banderas steps up to the role he was born to play” Peter Bradshaw  (Guardian)

Cannes Best Acting  Award 2019- Antonio Banderas

European Film Award for Best Actor 2019- Antonio Banderas

The New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor 2019- Antonio Banderas

Goya Award for Best Original Score 2020- Alberto Inglesias

Goya Award for Best Film, Director and original screenplay 2020-  Petro Almodóvar

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