Tuesday 22nd October 2019 - 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Pain and Glory finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar drawing on his own life to rewarding effect as only a master filmmaker can. This nostalgic and personal film slips from one wispy and wistful short story to the next. Banderas’s performance is warm and nuanced, and fans will be pleased to see the signature richly coloured production design, and to hear the expected ominous music.
Spain 2019 – Spanish with subtitles – directed by Pedro Almodóvar with Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Sbaraglia – 113 mins
Pain and Glory is Almodóvar’s best work for years, marvellously framed and composed – LONDON EVENING STANDARD
Everything about Pain and Glory is awake and alive, and Almodóvar’s nerve endings become ours, too – TIME MAGAZINE