Portrait of a depressed filmmaker bereft of inspiration, Pain and Glory eloquently relates the often painful process of artistic creation. Almodóvar returns to his childhood and first loves in this arresting, intimate work.
For his 21st feature, the legendary Madrid filmmaker delivers his most personal, intimate work so far. Antonio Banderas (best actor award at Cannes) is quite simply stunning in his embodiment of an aging, world-renowned filmmaker who loves men and surrounds himself with strong women. Constructed like a melancholy puzzle, Pain and Glory is a kind of celebration of heartbreak and unfulfilled love. Here, Almodovar refines his talent for melodrama and shares his obsessions, anxieties and...
| 112 minutes | 2019
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