Sun 8 Sep - Thu 12 Sep 2019
Sun 8 Sep - Thu 12 Sep 2019

113 mins – Spain 2019 – Subtitles – Dir: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia and Leonardo Sbaraglia

Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline, some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 1960s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; his first desire; his first adult love in the Madrid of the 1980s; the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense and writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; his early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity for him 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.

Starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz alongside Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano, Pain and Glory is written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, produced by Agustín Almodóvar and has an original score composed by Alberto Iglesias (Volver, The Skin I Live In, Julieta).

Writer/Director Pedro Almodóvar is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers with numerous accolades to his name including an Academy Award®, four BAFTAs, numerous Goyas and over 100 further wins and nominations. His credits include Volver, The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces and most recently Julieta. Pain and Glory is his 21st feature film.

Sun 8 Sep
2.40pm / 8.50pm
Mon 9 Sep
8.50pm
Tues 10 Sep
8.50pm
Wed 11 Sep
8.50pm
Thurs 12 Sep
8.50pm
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