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Sunday 13th October 5:00 PM

Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Country: Spain
Cert: 15 Year: 2019 Length: 103 mins Language: Spanish
Pain and Glory

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Audience Reaction

Score: 82.2% Attendance: 166




Members' Choice

Just about every critic has this down as the best film Almodóvar has done for some time and, as we like his films here in Keswick, this should be a treat for us.

Antonio Banderas plays Salvador Mallo (plays Almodóvar: this is semi-autobiographical), an ageing director who has not made a film in a while. We follow his suffering and memories through this 'achingly beautiful' film.


open_quote Almodóvar's colors...aren't just a stimulant but an energy source, like sugar: they get the eyes busy and keep them working, in turn heating up the brain's furnace. And before long, the heart starts pumping harder as well. Everything about 'Pain and Glory' is awake and alive, and Almodóvar's nerve endings become ours, too close_quote Stephanie Zacharek, Time

open_quote A lovely, tender work of art that finds beauty in personal pain. close_quote Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm

open_quote A deeply personal and very moving film, anchored by the best work of Antonio Banderas' career. close_quote Brian Tallerico,



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