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Pain and Glory 2019 / Pedro Almodóvar's life story

Best Film
8.7

This is the latest Oscar-nominated movie by Spain’s highest-regarded director, Pedro Almodóvar. It’s his most personal work to date, being a slightly fictionalized account of his youth and then the last couple of years. He is mostly portrayed by Antonio Banderas, who was also nominated for an Oscar for this role; while another star performance comes from Penélope Cruz who plays his mother in the flashback scenes. Pain and Glory is about life in the arts: how a tormented artistic personality is formed, the days of focusing on work over relationships, and dealing with the consequences later in life. It begs the question: in Almodóvar’s life, was the glory that got him to making as great of a movie as this one worth the pain?

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  • Genre

    Drama
  • Mood

    A-list actors, Emotional, Romantic, Sunday
  • Starring

    Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia
  • Directed by

    Pedro Almodóvar
  • Written by

    Pedro Almodóvar
  • Runtime

    120 minutes
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