Pain and glory

2019
8.2
Pain and glory
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Title: Pain and glory

Original Title: Dolor y gloria

Year: 2019

Info

  • Country: Spain
  • Length: 113 Minutes (1 hour 53 min)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Studios: El Deseo
  • Distributor: Sony Pictures
  • Age rating: 15 (Suitable only for 15 years and over)

Release Dates

  • UK: August 23 2019
  • United States: October 04 2019

Plot

'Pain and Glory' tells the story of director Salvador Malo (Antonio Banderas, 'The Mask of Zorro'), for whom the pressure over not having shot a film in years increases as a remastered version of his biggest hit is prepared for cinemas. Dependent on various substances, Salvador frequently considers his revisits the confusion of his childhood in Valencia with his mother, Jacinta (Penélope Cruz, 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'), when high.

Tensions worsen when Salvador discovers that the restoration of his successful film, 'Sabor', will bring him back into contact with his former best friend and the film's leading actor, Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia, 'Velvet'), for the first time since they fell out over Crespo's performance in the film years earlier. Crespo is not the only ghost to return from Salvador's past, however, as Salvador's first love, Federico (Leonardo Sbaraglia, 'Félix'), returns married to a woman and evoking memories of love and lust that Salvador had thought was lost between them.

Salvador must confront the reality of both his past and his present if he wants to truly overcome the creative block that has hindered his career for years.

'Pain and Glory' is written and directed by the iconic Spanish filmmaker, Pedro Almodóvar ('All About My Mother', 'Volver', 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown').

Awards

  • 2020 Academy Awards (Oscars): 2 0
  • 2020 Golden Globes: 2 0
  • 2020 BAFTA Awards: 1 0
  • 2020 Goya Awards: 16 7
  • 2020 Feroz Awards: 10 0

Cast

Director:

Pedro Almodóvar Pedro Almodóvar

Paqui Horcajo

Paqui Horcajo

Lavandera Mercedes

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Salvador Mallo

Asier Etxeandia

Asier Etxeandia

Alberto Crespo

Nora Navas

Nora Navas

Mercedes

Videos

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Trivia

Sounds like Goya

The first reactions from the critics have been very warming, even predicting Antonio Banderas to be next winner at GOYA 2020.

Almodóvar Girl

Julieta Serrano's first collaboration with Pedro Almodóvar in almost thirty years. They had previously worked together on many of his 1980s films: Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980), Entre tinieblas (1983), Matador (1986), ¡Átame! (1989) and, most famously, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de "nervios" (1988).

Real facts

Almodovar told to El País that some stories on the film are real. For example, the one related with his mother shroud.

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