Pain and Glory

Cast: An­to­nio Ban­deras, Pene­lope Cruz

Paradise - - Living -

Span­ish writer– di­rec­tor Pe­dro Almod­ovar is one of in­ter­na­tional cin­ema’s most cel­e­brated names and a new movie from him is al­ways worth look­ing at. His films are al­ways flam­boy­antly colour­ful, full of melo­drama and bub­bling with sex­u­al­ity and cul­tural her­itage.

He has won two Academy Awards (for All About My Mother and Talk to Her), is beloved by crit­ics, and made stars out of An­to­nio Ban­deras and Pene­lope Cruz, who both re­turn for his lat­est. Pain and Glory is no dif­fer­ent, blaz­ing across the screen with the di­rec­tor’s typ­i­cally over­sized emo­tions around love and fam­ily. This au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal film is the story of a rich and suc­cess­ful di­rec­tor fac­ing a cre­ative cri­sis. He is haunted by the mem­o­ries of his mother and a lost love who re­turns in an un­ex­pected way. Ban­deras is a hot favourite for an Os­car for his ca­reer-best per­for­mance.

Port Moresby’s Par­adise Cin­ema screens many of our pre­viewed movies. For screen­ing dates and ses­sion times, see par­adis­ecin­e­maspng.com.

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