A veteran film director, struggling with his own physical and mental decline, recalls experiences from his past: growing up in the 60s, the feeling of his first desire, the pains of heartbreak, and the discovery of cinema.
Pain and Glory takes us on a journey of self-reflection, through the passions and pleasures of creation.
Prolific Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar (Julieta, The Skin I Live In) returns with an evocative, semi-autobiographical film with career-best performances from regular collaborators Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.
- Words by
- Joe Harris