© El Deseo D.A. S.L.U., photo by Manolo Pavón
Pathé have released a brand new teaser trailer for Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s anticipated latest film, Pain and Glory, out in cinemas across the UK on 23 August 2019.
Written and directed by Almodóvar, the film stars Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, alongside Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano.
PAIN AND GLORY tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), 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; his 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 and writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; his early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity for him 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.