Dolor y Gloria

Pain & Glory
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Country
Spain
Year
2019
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Pedro Almodóvar
Cast
Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Penélope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Julieta Serrano, Nora Navas, Carmelo Gómez, Kiti Mánver, Neus Alborch, Rosalía, Raúl Arévalo, Susi Sánchez, Julián López
Production
El Deseo

Storyline

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.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2019
Official Competition
Best Performance by an Actor (Antonio Banderas)
Manaki Brothers International Cinematographer's Film Festival 2019
Competition Camera 300
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019
Made in Spain

European Film Awards (EFA) 2019
Nominations:
European Film
European Director (Pedro Almodóvar)
European Actor (Antonio Banderas)
European Scriptwriter (Pedro Almodóvar)

Releases

Spain (22 of March 2019)