Pain and Glory - Pedro Almodovar's newest! - LAST DAY!

Dec 3 to Dec 8
Tuesday to Sunday 3pm, 8pm

Pedro Almodovar - 2019 - 113m - Spain - in Spanish with English subtitles

A series of reencounters are 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 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.

"Almodóvar shows us that, even after nearly two dozen features over several decades, he can still hold an audience in his hand - and surprise it." -  Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

"A masterful, melancholy, tender, lacerating self-examination, filled with colour and light and the ghosts of those he has loved. Almodovar at 70, and perhaps astonishing to himself, continues to grow." - Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald

"Antonio Banderas gives his best, most committed performance in years as a film director looking back over his life in "Pain and Glory," a typically rich, layered film from director Pedro Almodóvar." - Adam Graham, Detroit News

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