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Film
UK Premiere

Pain and Glory | UK Premiere (SOLD OUT)

Film4 Summer Screen

Thu 08 Aug 2019
Doors 19.00
From £26.75 (inc £2.75 booking fee)

DJ from 19.00 Film starts approximately 21.00.

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

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The undisputed master of Spanish cinema Pedro Almodóvar joins us to introduce the UK premiere of his latest film to open the 2019 Film4 Summer Screen.

Certificate 15
Spanish with English subtitles

Duration 113 mins
Film starts approximately 21.00

Long-time Almodóvar leading man Antonio Banderas stars in Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo, a director whose physical ailments have led into an almost hermit-like existence, before he is reunited with an actor from his past and embarks on a wild new chapter.

Pedro Almodóvar’s hotly anticipated, semi-autobiographic film takes you inside Salvador’s mind as he reflects on his personal and professional past. Via a series of flashbacks and present-day encounters, we revisit some of his most important relationships, with his mother (played by an on-form, disgruntled Penélope Cruz), his former leading man and his early loves.

Featuring all the mayhem we love about Almodóvar together with a romantic sentimentality and an infectious love for cinema, this latest film from the director of All About My Mother and Volver is in competition at Cannes, and revered as his finest work in years – see it here first.

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Film still of Penelope Cruz in Pain and Glory
Penelope Cruz in Pain and Glory. Image © El Deseo D.A. S.L.U., photo by Manolo Pavón.

"Almodóvar has made a film about pleasure, which is itself a pleasure: witty, intelligent and sensuous"

Peter Bradshow, The Guardian

"Any young movie buff seeking a shortcut guide to the work, life and style of Pedro Almodovar ... head straight for Pain and Glory"

The Hollywood Reporter
Pain and Glory Trailer