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Pain and Glory

2019, drama

114 minutes

Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, remembers his life: his mother, his lovers, the actors he worked with. The sixties in a small village in Valencia, the eighties in Madrid, the present, when he feels an immeasurable emptiness,...

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7.3

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8.4

based on 9 critics

Age

12+

Country

Spain

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8.0

2019-12-17

Emotionally, we feel we are stepping on familiar Almodovar ground, but there’s a new breeze in his storytelling and a functional plasticity in his filmmaking style that makes this film rising above any of his recent works. In the end, hope and confidence illuminate both Salvador and Almodovar, which is something to be delighted for. Read more

8.0

2019-11-07

Undeniably odd and Amoldovar, but nevertheless an engaging foray into pain, death, addiction, love and loss in an artistically ambitious package. Read more

9.0

2019-11-04

Time will reveal whether this will be considered the director’s magnum opus, but it isn’t too much to say this is certainly his most quintessential film and a remarkable achievement. Read more

8.0

2019-09-15

Warts and all, however, I think Dolor y Gloria is an often moving introspective film. Read more

8.0

2019-08-20

He has crafted a subtly powerful cinematic story of one man’s life & work using only select moments from his time. Read more

8.0

Rob Wallis of Of All The Film Sites

2019-08-17

In Pain & Glory, Pedro Almodóvar strips away the kitsch and melodrama for an understated study of what can happen when pain interferes with passion.

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