Pain & Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered. First loves, second loves, his mother, mortality, an actor with whom the director worked, the sixties, the eighties, the present and the emptiness, the immeasurable emptiness at the impossibility of continuing to film. PAIN & GLORY talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
Official Selection (Competition) – Cannes IFF 2019
Best Actor - Cannes IFF 2019
Official Selection - Toronto IFF 2019
Official Selection - Sydney FF 2019
Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia