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Antonio Banderas & Penelope Cruz Star In First UK Trailer For Pedro Almodóvar's PAIN AND GLORY

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The Spanish auteur's latest comes to UK/ROI cinemas August.


Spain's most celebrated living filmmaker, Pedro Almodóvar returns with Pain and Glory, which stars Antonio Banderas as an ailing filmmaker who begins to reflect on his past. Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano also star.

Pain and Glory is in UK/ROI cinemas August 23rd.

Check out the UK teaser trailer below.



The official synopsis reads:

PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline, some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; his first desire; his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s; the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense and writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; his early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity for him to keep on making films.

PAIN AND GLORY talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.


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