This Friday will see the Perdro Almodovar‘s Pain And Glory will be in UK cinemas. Been a while since the Spanish Auteur has had a film with critical acclaim. Going by the latest reviews for his upcoming semi-biographical film we might have the closest critical film to date.
For a little taster Pathe UK has release a short clip for your viewing pleasure…
Pain And Glory ells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (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; his 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 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.
The film 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.
Alongside Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz appear Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano. Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, produced by Agustín Almodóvar, with an original score composed by Alberto Iglesias (Volver, The Skin I Live In, Julieta).
Pain And Glory will be in UK Cinemas from Friday 23rd August.