JANUARY 21 - 23
JPT Oscar Film Fest (Three weeks of Oscar Nominated films on the big screen as they were meant to be seen)
Two Oscar Nominations for Best International Feature Film & Best Actor for Antonio Banderas
Nominated for two Golden Globes: Best Actor for Antonio Banderas and Best Foreign Language Film
Pain and 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 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.
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar
Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Penelope Cruz