Legendary Spanish writer/director Pedro Almodovar returns with this stunning landmark achievement that critics are calling "a deeply personal and very moving film, anchored by the best work of Antonio Banderas' career." (RogerEbert.com)
In "Pain and Glory," Salvador Mallo (Banderas), a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. He flashes back to the sixties in a small village in Valencia and the eighties in Madrid -- all the while facing emptiness and mortality in the present. The film, and its filmmaker, are deeply interested in creation -- the difficulty of separating it from one's own life and 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.
"'Pain and Glory,' suffused with memory and regret, is one of Almodovar's greatest films and a moving tribute to both [his and Banderas's] talents." --Rolling Stone
Spanish with English subtitles