Pathe UK has launched a new trailer for acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ starring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.

The film 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.

Alongside Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz appear Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano. The film is written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, produced by Agustín Almodóvar, with an original score composed by Alberto Iglesias (VolverThe Skin I Live In, Julieta).

Also in trailers – Maxine Peake stars in atmospheric new trailer for ‘Gwen’

The film will be released on 23 August 2019 in cinemas across the UK following its premiere as the opening film of Film4’s Summer Screen at Somerset House on 8 August.

Pain and Glory Synopsis

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.

 

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