Pedro Almodovar’s films are never less than watchable and Pain and Glory sees him at his best. There are many apparent autobiographical parallels here which make this all the more intriguing. Antonio Banderas plays a filmmaker who is struggling and apparently in decline. He renews contact with an actor he fell out with decades ago and this triggers memories of episodes in his childhood. But can these recollections be therapeutic? Almodóvar regular Penélope Cruz also stars.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
This film is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz
Director: Pedro Almodóvar