Aging over-the-hill director Salvador Mallo is struggling with his physical and mental health, but when the Spanish cinematheque decides to commemorate the anniversary of his most acclaimed film, events are set in motion that will lead him to confront his past and his inner demons. Featuring a mesmerizing performance from Antonio Banderas in the lead role, PAIN IN GLORY shows Pedro Almodóvar in fine form, crafting a brilliant meditation on art, death, mothers and accepting one’s own mortality.
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Pedro Almodovar (Spania) Selected filmography: JULIETA (2016), THE SKIN I LIVE IN (BIFF 2011), VOLVER (2006), BAD EDUCATION (2004), TALK TO HER (2002), ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (1999), WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (1988)