CINEMA SERIES - Pain & Glory

Nov 23 2019 - 7:30pm Pain & GloryPain & Glory

Director Pedro Almodóvar’s semi-autobiographical Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, 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 infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.

“It’s a deeply intimate experience and it’ll pierce your heart.” - TimeOut.

“Pain and Glory is at once the gentlest and most emotionally naked movie Pedro Almodóvar has ever made.” - Vulture.

Rated R for drug use, some graphic nudity and language, 112 mins.