New Pain and Glory trailer: Pedro Almodóvar reflects on a long and illustrious career

A Pedro Almodóvar film somehow doesn't seem complete without one of either Antonio Banderas or Penelope Cruz involved and Pain and Glory (Dolor y Gloria) sees them back working with the director. The synopsis for the film leaves no doubt as to who it is really about, with Federico Fellini’s surely acting as inspiration. It has already come and gone from Spanish cinemas and Banderas picked up the best actor award at Cannes last month - and he is being spoken of as a major awards contender later in the year. Unsurprisingly, it's a visually striking trailer that doesn't give anything away but does more than enough to wet the appetite. Watch the trailer for Pain & Glory now to get a first look.

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. This includes looking back on first loves, second loves, his mother, mortality, the ’60s, ’80s, the present day, and the emptiness, a sense of incommensurate emptiness, caused by the inability to go on making films.

It goes without saying that Almodovar penned the script, with Cecilia Roth, Asier Etxeandia, Julieta Serrano, and Leonardo Sbaraglia all supporting Cruz and Banderas.

Pain & Glory opens in UK cinemas on August 23 and in the US on October 4.


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