Pain and Glory (15)
2019, Spain, Dir. Pedro Almódovar, 113 minutes
Pedro Almodovar’s films are never less than watchable and Pain and Glory sees him at his best. There are many apparent autobiographical parallels here which make this all the more intriguing. Antonio Banderas plays a filmmaker who is struggling and apparently in decline. He renews contact with an actor he fell out with decades ago and this triggers memories of episodes in his childhood. But can these recollections be therapeutic? Almodóvar regular Penélope Cruz also stars.
Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)
Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door, but it may be busy so you are advised to book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office