Pain and Glory

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Pain and Glory finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar drawing on his own life to rewarding effect -- and honoring his craft as only a master filmmaker can.

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An aging Spanish film director in the middle of a creative crisis revisits memorable events of his past.

Cast & Crew

Antonio Banderas
Salvador Mallo
Asier Etxeandia
Alberto Crespo
Susi Sánchez
Beata
Alberto Iglesias
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José Luis Alcaine
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Agustín Almodóvar
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Esther García
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  • While still embracing the visual facades that make his films such a pleasure to watch, Pain and Glory finds him stripping away the emotional facades, bringing us closer to him than ever before.

    December 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    November 6, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    November 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    October 24, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • There's plenty of artfulness on display in the intertwining of life and what gets made of it, but also a fair helping of artifice. Art imitating life, but also improving it a bit.

    October 18, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • "Pain and Glory" stays with you, and grows richer with reflection.

    October 18, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

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