Pain and Glory

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation.

In Spanish with English subtitles.

96% Certified Fresh! “finds writer-director Pedro Almodóvar drawing on his own life to rewarding effect — and honoring his craft as only a master filmmaker can.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

5 Stars! “an undeniably great filmmaker — one for the ages…stunningly, Almodóvar combines a high sense of style with a deep sense of humanity” (San Francisco Chronicle)

5 Stars! “A gorgeously crafted memoir…It’s a deeply intimate experience and it’ll pierce your heart.” (Time Out)

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness, facing his mortality, the incapability of continuing filming, the impossibility of separating creation from his own life. The need of narrating his past can be his salvation. In Spanish with English subtitles.
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