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- Director:Pedro Almodóvar
- Actors:Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters 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.
About the director
Pedro Almodóvar (born September 25, 1949, Calzada de Calatrava, Spain), Spanish filmmaker known for colourful melodramatic films that often feature sexual themes. A dizzying farce called Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) won international acclaim, including an Academy Award nomination for best foreign-language film. Almodóvar’s reputation soared with Todo sobre mi madre (1999) which won an Academy Award for best foreign-language film, and Almodóvar was honoured as best director at the Cannes film festival. He received similar praise for the emotionally charged Hable con ella, for which he garnered an Oscar for best original screenplay, in addition to a nomination for best director.
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