Pain and Glory
Dolor y Gloria
New York Times Critics Pick, 95% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
Pain & Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered. First loves, second loves, his mother, mortality, an actor with whom the director worked, the sixties, the eighties, the present and the emptiness, the immeasurable emptiness at the impossibility of continuing to film.
Pain & 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.
"Everything about Pain and Glory is awake and alive, and Almodóvar's nerve endings become ours, too."
"...the filmmaker's best and most personal movie in years"
"A deeply personal and very moving film, anchored by the best work of Antonio Banderas' career."