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Pain and Glory

Dolor y gloria

2019, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 113 min.
With Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz

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Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 31st 3:45pm
  • Fri, Jan 31st 6:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 1st 3:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 2nd 5:00pm
  • Mon, Feb 3rd 6:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 5th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Feb 6th 8:15pm
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“Beautiful and deeply personal…as visually stunning as it is emotionally effective.”—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

“A work that is both one of the best movies of the year and sure to be considered one of the high-water marks of Almodóvar’s entire career.”—Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic

With introspection and humor, Oscar-winner Almodóvar (TALK TO HER) invites comparisons with Fellini’s 8½ in this poignantly potent memory-laced tale of artistically depleted film director Salva (Banderas) looking back on a life marked by early promise and thwarted desires. Lively images of Salva’s winsome, madonna-like mother (Cruz) thread through reveries that alternate childhood wonder with erotic awakening. Almodóvar’s central theme of addiction encompasses not only the varied substances with which his fictional stand-in eases his physical and emotional pain, but the lingering obsession with a long-lost love, who comes back into his life from Argentina just as he faces a retrospective of his films with trepidation. Banderas, winner of Best Actor at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, comes full circle in his work with Almodóvar, portraying the alter-ego of the director who made him a star with early films including LABYRINTH OF PASSION and LAW OF DESIRE. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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