Pain and Glory is a 2019 Spanish drama film directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
The starring cast includes Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, Penélope Cruz, Cecilia Roth, Pedro Casablanc, Susi Sánchez, Julián López and others.
Sony Pictures Classics on Thursday, August 08, 2019 released the trailer:
PAIN AND GLORY | Official Trailer HD (2019).
The film narrates a series of reunions of Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his decline. Some of these reunions play out in real time, others are recalled through flashbacks: his childhood in the 1960s, when he moved with his family to the primitive village of Paterna, his schooling, his first adult love in Madrid in the 1980s, the pain of the breakup of this relationship, writing as a therapy to forget, the discovery of cinema, facing the impossibility of continuing filming, etc.
Spanish film director Salvador Mallo is in the middle of a creative crisis, afflicted with physical and mental ailments, just as an earlier film of his (Sabor, or Flavor) has been remastered and re-released to appreciative audiences. Prompted by his old friend, Zulema (Cecilia Roth) he calls in on Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia), the lead actor from Sabor, with whom he has not spoken for 32 years due to a quarrel over the influence of the actor's heroin use on his performance. Crespo introduces Salvador to heroin smoking.
When taking the drug Salvador revisits some of his childhood experiences: one takes place during his childhood, where he moves into a whitewashed cave house with his father (Raúl Arévalo) and mother Jacinta (Penélope Cruz), and a local laborer named Eduardo (César Vicente) learns to read and write under his tutelage.
Crespo brings a monologue of Salvador's memories from 1980s Madrid to the stage in which Salvador's lover Federico (Leonardo Sbaraglia) is mentioned; Federico happens to be sitting in the audience. Federico (who has married and had children in Argentina) meets Salvador in his apartment where the pair drink toasts to one another, reminisce and flirt briefly before parting amicably. Salvador recognizes that his struggles with heroin and drug addiction mirrors that which he witnessed in Federico during their time together. With his assistant, Mercedes (Nora Navas), he tells a doctor that he needs treatment for his back pain and heroin addiction.
Here is the full cast and characters of Pain and Glory.
The film Pain and Glory was scheduled to be released on March 22, 2019, on May 23, 2019 (Czech Republic, Hungary), on July 25, 2019 (Germany), on August 23, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on October 11, 2019 (Turkey) by Sony Pictures Releasing International, Bir Film, 20th Century Fox, Cinéart, Gutek Film, Kino Films, Odeon, Pathé Distribution, Shaw Organisation, Sony Pictures Classics, StudioCanal, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Warner Bros., Arthaus, Batrax Entertainment, Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Joy n Cinema, Mubi and Pris Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 113 minutes. The film grossed over $38.1 million.
The film Pain and Glory is rated with "R" rating.
Pain and Glory got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10.
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