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Pain and Glory

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Showtimes

Sunday 11/17
  • 11:15a
  • 1:45p
Monday 11/18 - Thursday 11/21
  • 9:30p

Movie Info

  • 97%
    Critic score: Percentage of critics as compiled by rottentomatoes.com who have given this movie a positive review.
  • 92%
    Audience score: Percentage of Rotten Tomatoes users who have rated this movie 3.5 stars or higher.
Rated: R (for drug use, some graphic nudity and language)
Runtime: 112 min
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Penelope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Julieta Serrano, Nora Navas
Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Pain and 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: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the 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, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and 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.