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Pain and Glory (Almodóvar, 2019)
« on: February 18, 2020, 12:20:PM »
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, and Penélope Cruz

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A film director reflects on the choices he's made as past and present come crashing down around him.


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Re: Pain and Glory (Almodóvar, 2019)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 03:16:PM »


I am glad I caught up with Pain and Glory. A master class of acting from Antonio Banderas, and in a fair world, he should be a lock for Best Actor Oscar. It is a layered soulful performance of an aging artist reminisces in past relationships and regrets. The story itself is gripping from start to finish, with scenes of young Salvador and his mother in a small village interacting with their environment, and a revolving door of characters from the past coming and going. all of them interact with our protagonist Salvador to give more pieces of the puzzle that is our quiet and beloved artist. I was surprised by the final scene that pulls the rug from under you and in a good way, and for me if elevates a film I was already loving to one of the best films of 2019.

My Rating 4.5/5