Pain and Glory

Drama | 14A | 113 min.


Uptown Theater 5 Sat, Oct 19, 2019 7:30 PM
Uptown Theater 5 Sat, Oct 26, 2019 4:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Production Country:Spain
Original Langauge:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Pedro Almodóvar
Cast:Antonio Banderas
Asier Etxeandia
Leonardo Sbaraglia
Julieta Serrano
Penelope Cruz
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Screenwriter:Pedro Almodóvar
Music By:Alberto Iglesias


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.