Pain And Glory
Broad Street, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2AD
The latest from Pedro Almodovar a more reflective film than we've been used to from Spain's most celebrated living director. But that hasn't stopped this semi-autobiographical treat from being his biggest UK hit since Volver (2006), or from making it into Sight & Sound's top 10 movie list for 2019. On screen, the film is owned by Antonio Banderas who won the best actor award at Cannes this year for this deeply felt exploration of Salvador Mallo, Almodovar's creatively blocked hero/director. Mallo finds plenty of time to brood on his past life and present ailments but, as ever with Almodovar, there's lashings of wit and warmth to draw us in. (Subtitled)
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