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Saturday, September 26, 2020


(Right: Antonio Banderas)

M-Net (channel 101) will screen the movie Pain & Glory tomorrow (September 27, 2020) at 22h45.

Oscar-winner Pedro Almodóvar directs Antonio Banderas in this moving film. A director, suffering from a chronic illness, reflects on his life choices.

The film narrates a series of reunions of Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his decline. Some of these reunions play out in real time, others are recalled through flashbacks: his childhood in the 1960s, when he moved with his family to the primitive village of Paterna, his schooling, his first adult love in Madrid in the 1980s, the pain of the breakup of this relationship, writing as a therapy to forget, the discovery of cinema, facing the impossibility of continuing filming, etc.

Pain and Glory stars Asier Etxeandia, Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Julieta Serrano and Leonardo Sbaraglia.