Pain and Glory (Spain)

2019; 1 h 53 m; R for drug use, some graphic nudity and language.

Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline, reflects on the choices he’s made in life as the past and present come crashing down around him. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it and his own salvation. This semi-autobiographical film is the most recent masterpiece from Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and stars Antonio Banderas in his first Oscar-nominated role.


FLICC Foreign Film Zoom Chat:

Friday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Registration required

Join FLICC (Film Lovers in Carroll County) for a special Zoom presentation and discussion about Pain and Glory from former McDaniel World Languages professor Thomas Deveny! Explore the themes and stylistic choices, share what you liked (or didn’t like), ask questions, and gain new insights into this latest masterpiece from director Pedro Almodóvar.

Register for free to receive the Zoom link.

Where to Watch:

Available on Starz and with the Starz add-on for Hulu and Amazon Prime. It’s also available through the Carroll County Public Library system.

Further Reading:

NPR interview with Antonio Banderas
In this interview, Pain and Glory lead Antonio Banderas reflects on his long acting relationship with director Pedro Almodóvar and how it feels to finally be nominated for an Oscar after his 40 plus year career.