Pain & Glory (15)
Dir: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia
Sp, 2019, 113 mins, Spanish dialogue with subtitles
A semi-autobiographical drama in which an ageing film director recalls a series of experiences and encounters from his past. From his childhood in the 60s to his first love in 80s Madrid and his discovery of cinema, we trace the director's path to his current predicament - a void that now stands between him and rediscovering his creative spark. An intensely felt homage to filmmaking from Spanish icon Pedro Almodovar.