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Pain and Glory Unclassified 18+
Dolor y Gloria

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Country: Spain (2019)
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

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The acclaimed and adored Pedro Almodóvar reunites with actors Antonio Banderas – who won the Cannes Best Actor prize – and Penélope Cruz in a vibrant, provocative and nostalgic homage to an endlessly fascinating topic: himself.

Filmmaker Salvador Mallo is a fading auteur, halfway through his 60s, increasingly incapacitated and unsure if there’s anything he still wants to say. When Salvador discovers that one of his earliest films is being reappraised and re-released, he reunites with estranged star Alberto, to whom he hasn’t talked in more than 30 years. As they did once before, the two men bring out the best and worst in each other, prompting Salvador to reflect on his childhood, sexuality and relationship to friends, family and lovers.

Intensely self-reflexive and autobiographic, Pain & Glory is yet another dazzling showcase from the undisputed master of Spanish cinema. Powered by a cast of Almodóvar favourites and delivered with his trademark humour, passion and sheer cinematographic elán, it could be the most honest and perceptive film yet from a director who’s never been afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve.

“Reaches a level of perfection that is difficult to surpass. Five stars” – El Mundo

Tickets

0172
Sun 04 Aug 3:00 pm [0172]
Pain and Glory (113 mins)
Plenary 2 @ MCEC Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
8601
Mon 12 Aug 6:30 pm [8601]
Pain and Glory (113 mins)
Hoyts 10 & 11 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
8901
Sun 18 Aug 1:30 pm [8901]
Pain and Glory (113 mins)
Hoyts 10 & 11 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Julieta Serrano, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Penélope Cruz
Director
Pedro Almodóvar
Producers
Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García
Screenwriter
Pedro Almodóvar
Cinematographer
José Luis Alcaine
Editor
Teresa Font
Format
Digital
Company Credit
Distributor: Universal Pictures

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