Programme 2019

Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar


India Premiere

Section: World Cinema

Country: Spain | Year: 2019

Language(s): Spanish | Time: 113 mins


Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline, recounts experiences from his life: childhood in the 1960s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first stirrings of desire, his first adult love in Madrid of the 1980s, the pain of that breakup, writing as the only therapy, the early discovery of cinema, and the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep making films.

Director's Bio

Pedro Almodóvar is a Spanish director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. He has won two Academy Awards, five British Academy Film Awards, nine European Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, threeGoya Awards and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1997, Almodóvar received the French Legion of Honour. He was awarded an Honorary Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Film Festival.