Directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz, Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Banderas), a veteran film director, afflicted by multiple ailments, the worst of which is his inability to continue filming. His physical condition doesn’t allow it and, if he can’t film again, his life has no meaning. The mixture of medications, along with occasional heroin, keeps Salvador in a drowsy state, which transports him to a time in his life that he never visited as a narrator. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation. Rated five stars by Time Out, regarded as a career-best performance by Deadline Hollywood, and an Oscar-worthy performance by NYC Movie Guru.
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