Pain and Glory

Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 6pm

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An aging filmmaker (Antonio Banderas) grapples with an uncertain future and the circumstances that shaped his successful but troubled life, in Pedro Almodóvar’s self-reflexive consideration of identity and desire. A deeply personal work from one of the world's foremost filmmakers, Pain and Glory is pure Almodóvar: inventive and irreverent, poignant and exhilarating. Chronicling the existential odyssey of a filmmaker confronting the autumn of his life, the Spanish auteur's 21st feature immerses us in the thrall of memory (and the fleeting bliss of narcotics) while celebrating art as a balm for the burdens of mortality. Afflicted with creative stagnancy and a cluster of physical ailments, Salvador (Antonio Banderas, who won the Best Actor prize at Cannes) finds himself drifting into uncharted waters when a revival screening of his controversial classic Sabor reunites him with that film's star, Alberto (Asier Etxeandia).

Year: 2019

Country: Spain

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano, Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Penélope Cruz

Genre: Drama

Run time: 113 minutes

Seaview Theatre

234 A St
Eastsound, WA 98245