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Pain and Glory – 7:30pm

October 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:23 pm


Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Written and Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Julieta Serrano and Penelope Cruz
Drama | 14A for mature thematics, drug use, some nudity and coarse language | 113 min. | Spanish with English subtitles | Spain


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“Pain and Glory is Almodóvar’s best work for years, marvellously framed and composed, comparatively restrained for him, hugely enjoyable moment by moment.” – David Sexton, London Evening Standard

“While we’re never quite sure how much is direct autobiography, the result is revealing, hugely emotive and arguably his most mature work to date.” – Trevor Johnston, Radio Times


Pain and Glory presents 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.



Won – Best Actor (Antonio Banderas), Best Composer/Nominee Palme d’Or/Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival, 2019
Won – Prix du Jury/Best Actor (Banderas), International Cinephile Society Awards, 2019
NOMINATED – Best International Film, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2019
NOMINATED – Best Film, Sydney Film Festival, 2019


October 19, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:23 pm


Barrie Film Festival


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