Official UK Trailer for Pedro Almodovar's Award-Winning 'Pain & Glory'

June 20, 2019
Source: YouTube

Pain & Glory Trailer

"Have we met?" "Yes." Pathe UK has debuted the full official UK trailer for Pedro Almodóvar's latest lovely feature film, titled Pain & Glory, or also Dolor y gloria originally in Spanish. This just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it won the Best Actor award. Antonio Banderas stars as Salvador Mallo, a Spanish filmmaker, in what is essentially an autobiographical film about Pedro Almodóvar and his experiences throughout life. This has multiple storylines at different times in his life, including his first love, and reconnecting with an old actor later in life. Almodóvar's "Pain & 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 [Mallo] finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation." Also starring Penélope Cruz, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia, Cecilia Roth, Raúl Arévalo, Julieta Serrano, Nora Navas, Rosalía, and Agustín Almodóvar. Must watch for cinephiles.

Here's the full UK trailer (+ two posters) for Pedro Almodóvar's Pain & Glory, direct from YouTube:

Pain & Glory UK Poster

Pain & Glory Poster

Pain & Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, 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, the 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, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain & Glory is both written and directed by beloved Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, of many films including Dark Habits, Matador, Law of Desire, Tie Me Up Tie Me Down, High Heels, Kika, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver, Broken Embraces, The Skin I Live In, I'm So Excited, and Julieta previously. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year in competition. Pathe will release the film in UK cinemas starting on August 23rd. Sony Classics opens Almodovar's Pain & Glory in US theaters starting October 4th this fall. Who's interested?

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Looks like Banderas is fleeing from US cinema where he's got mostly pretty standard and bad things to do. Good ...

shiboleth on Jun 20, 2019


Banderas is wearing his age like a gentleman.

DAVIDPD on Jun 20, 2019


I used to really like Almodóvar's films, but that's been a long time ago. I can't really remember the last film of his I really liked or looked forward to. He sure made some great one's one after another for quite a few years there. Not so much anymore for me. I loved Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down and still can remember how much I loved Talk To Her. That was a great film, but that was back in 2002. Still, he's always worth taking a look at because he's so unique and different as a filmmaker. I also like Banderas whom I first saw in one of Almodovar's films if I remember correctly. Then there also Ms. Cruz.

thespiritbo on Jun 20, 2019

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