He is one of Spain’s most celebrated filmmakers, in January Pedro Almodovar‘s Pain And Glory is getting UK Home Release.
The Spanish Auteurs 21st film is his most personal project to date. It is also his biggest grossing film in the UK since VOLVER was released in 2006.
An semi Biographical film starring Antonio Banderas as Salvador Mallo a film director who heads back to his childhood home. A reflection off his life experiences and difficulty from separating his passions from his life.
Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano also star.
Salvador Mallo is a veteran film director, afflicted by multiple ailments, the worst of which is his inability to continue filming. His physical condition doesn’t allow it and, if he can’t film again, his life has no meaning.
The mixture of medications, along with an occasional flirtation with heroin, means that Salvador spends most of his day prostrate. This drowsy state transports him back to reflect on his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to Paterna, a village in Valencia, in search of prosperity, and the struggles and improvising his Mother made so that the family could survive. The appearance of his first desire and his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
Pain & Glory Special Features (Blu-ray™ & DVD)
*Behind the Scenes
*2 x trailers
Pain And Glory debuts on digital download on 16th December and on BD/DVD on 13th January.