PAIN AND GLORY
November 11/22 – 11/28
PAIN AND GLORY
Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters 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, 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 created by 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.
Dir: Pedro Almodóvar / 2019 / Spain / 113 min
“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.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“A deeply personal and very moving film, anchored by the best work of Antonio Banderas’ career.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
“Pain and Glory reveals master Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar forging dazzling new paths while being completely himself.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
SCREENING: FRI 11/22 6:30PM; TUE 11/26 4:00PM & 7:00PM; WED 11/27 4:00PM & 7:00PM; THU 11/28 4:00PM & 7:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.