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Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), 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 (Penolope Cruz plays his mom) 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.
“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.” – Detroit News
“Pain and Glory” stays with you, and grows richer with reflection.” – Arizona Republic