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PAIN & GLORY

by Pedro Almodóvar

synopsis

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.

international title: Pain & Glory
original title: Dolor y gloria
country: Spain
sales agent: FilmNation Entertainment (US)
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
film run: 108'
release date: ES 22/03/2019, NL 8/08/2019
screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar
cast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Penélope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Julieta Serrano, Nora Navas, Carmelo Gómez, Kiti Mánver, Neus Alborch, Rosalía, Raúl Arévalo, Susi Sánchez, Julián López
cinematography by: José Luis Alcaine
film editing: Teresa Font
art director: Antxón Gómez
music: Alberto Iglesias
producer: Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
production: El Deseo
distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing Spain, GEM Entertainment, Pathé Distribution, Warner Bros
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