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Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (portrayed by the prolific 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 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. 


Critical Notes

"Everything about Pain and Glory is awake and alive, and Almodóvar's nerve endings become ours, too." - Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine


Film Information

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast::  Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 113 minute 
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish w/EST
Distributor: Mongrel Media
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR



DateCircuit CentreLocation
March 25, 2020Algoma International Film Association
Galaxy Theatre & Sault St. Marie College
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
April 08, 2020Films in the Valley
Atlantic Cinemas
Woodstock, NB
April 22, 2020Hinton Film Club
Hinton, AB
April 28, 2020Spotlight Films
Gem Theatre
Grand Forks, BC

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.