Join our Film Club At Home for an online screening of Pedro Almodóvar's drama Pain & Glory
Pain and 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: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and 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.
We will be watching in our virtual screening room, where we can view the film and chat online together. The screening room must be accessed using a web browser on a laptop or computer (it won’t work on tablets or phones). You only need to book one ticket per device, so if you are watching with family or housemates on the same screen, you don’t need to purchase multiple tickets. This film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia
Tickets are offered on a sliding scale of £2 – £8 per household.