Pain and Glory
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz
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.
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