Pain and Glory
Filmmaker Salvardor Mallo (Antonio Banderas, who scored the award for best actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his performance) finds himself creatively bankrupt at exactly the moment audiences are beginning to appreciate him.
Upon the re-release of an earlier film, Mallo's star shines brighter than it has in years, resulting in him peering back upon his life in a series of flashbacks and other introspective means of re-litigating the past. At the same time that he's diving deeper into memory, Salvador begins flirting with hard drug use, casting his mind even further into stories encased deep inside the past.
"Just as Salvador is a filmmaker jaded by life and cinema, Almodóvar is the opposite. Pain & Glory beautifully negotiates the past and present to land in a personal place the filmmaker has never been before. Long may he stay there."—Ian Freer, Empire
- Original Language Title: Dolor Y Gloria
- Director: Pedro Almodóvar
- Principal Cast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Nora Navas, Penélope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia
- Country: Spain
- Year: 2019
- Running Time: 113 minutes
- Language: Spanish
- Has Subtitles: Yes