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Pain and Glory

  • Cuba: 07 Nov 2019
Runtime: 113 min
Has Subtitles
GENRES: Drama
LANGUAGE: Spanish
Violence, offensive language, drug use & nudity
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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, 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.e as past and present come crashing down around him.

★★★★★ – Stuff 
"Pain and Glory is a beautiful film. It is savagely funny at times, achingly melancholic at others."

★★★★★ – Daily Mirror (UK) 
“Pain & Glory is another victory for the auteur Pedro Almodovar and sees Antonio Banderas deliver a career-best performance”

★★★★★ – London Evening Standard 
Pain and Glory is Almodóvar's best work for years, marvellously framed and composed, hugely enjoyable moment by moment.”

★★★★½ - Rolling Stone 
“Antonio Banderas gives the performance of his career playing Pedro Almodovar, the director who discovered him. 'Pain and Glory,' suffused with memory and regret, is one of Almodovar's greatest films and a moving tribute to both their talents.”

★★★★ – The Guardian 
Pain and Glory leaves you with a sweet sadness, but a sharp appetite for the next film.”

★★★★ "bittersweet perfection" – Observer (Mark Kermode) 
“It all adds up to a richly satisfying work from a film-maker whose love of cinema, in all its pain and glory, shines through every frame.”

★★★★ – Empire Magazine 
Pain and Glory might see Almodóvar working in a minor key but it is a major work, graced with career-best work from Antonio Banderas.”

★★★★ - San Francisco Chronicle 
“suffused by a strange and beautiful gentleness of spirit.”

★★★½ (3.5/4)  - Observer 
“a brave and wrenching self-portrait"

★★★½ (3.5/4) - RogerEbert 
“A deeply personal and very moving film, anchored by the best work of Antonio Banderas' career.”

★★★★ – Deadline Hollywood Daily 
★★★★ – Times (UK) 
★★★★ – Independent (UK) 
★★★★ – Washington Post 
★★★★ – Sunday Times (UK) 
★★★★ – Daily Mail (UK) 

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