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Pain and Glory / Dolor y gloria

director and screenwriter – Pedro Almodovar


Spain, 2019, 113 min

director and screenwriter – Pedro Almodovar

producer – Agustin Almodovar

camera – Jose Luis Alcaine

editor – Teresa Font

music – Alberto Iglesias

art director – Antxon Gomez


intl. sales – FILMNATION

BG distributor – PRO FILMS


Cannes – Award for best actor to Antonio Banderas


Antonio Banderas (Salvador Mallo), Asier Etxeandia (Alberto Crespo), Penelope Cruz (Young Jacinta), Leonardo Sbaraglia (Federico Delgado), Nora Navas (Mercedes), Julieta Serrano (Older Jacinta), Cecilia Roth (Zulema), Raul Arevalo (Venancio Mallo)

Pedro Almodуvar has never made a film that couldn’t be described as personal, but nothing will prepare you for the emotional nakedness of this mesmerizing drama about the many regrets and emotional loose ends of an aging filmmaker. Reuniting with the man who first put him on the map, Antonio Banderas gives the most tender performance of his career, playing a director who looks back at his life - at a falling-out with his favorite star, at his adolescent sexual awakening, at a love affair gone wrong, and at the struggles of his devout, impoverished mother. This is a monumental work from a monumental artist.


“We are friends with Pedro for 40 years now. The most difficult thing was, how am I going to be able to play him without imitating him? For me that was very important. I went to him like a plain soldier: I took off my medals; I took off everything and I tried to be as naked as I could, to create from scratch, with no mannerisms that I was using before, the things that you know as an actor work for you. This is very painful. You are in a very uncomfortable place. All of those comfort zones I eliminated, and then we started.”

Antonio Banderas

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 19:00, NPC - Hall 1 - Buy a ticket online
Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 20:30, Lumiere Lidl - Buy a ticket online

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