With this gorgeous and unashamedly autobiographical memory piece, Pedro Almodóvar returns to his very best form and certainly gives us his best film in over a decade. “Pain and Glory” finds director Salvador Mallo, (Antonio Banderas in a career-best performance and clearly modelled on Almodóvar). Pain and Glory (2019) Online Full Movie, Pain and Glory (2019) free download HD Bluray 720p 1080p with English subtitle.
Looking back over his life and loves as he deals with his addictions, his chronic pain and a newfound appreciation of his work. It’s a film that is both honest and deeply moving but one that is often very funny, too. Almodóvar wouldn’t be who he is without that wicked sense of humour that made his early films so enjoyable but this is an altogether deeper and more profound film than anything he’s done in years. pain and glory 2019, watch online, pain and glory 2019 free download, full movie hd
Cross-cutting between his childhood with a loving mother, (Penelope Cruz, wonderful), and a largely absent father and his present as he revisits his past in the form of the men in his life, the actor who once let him down and to whom he hasn’t spoken in 30 years and the former lover who comes to visit.
Salvador is a man determined to lay his ghosts to rest as I am sure Almodóvar wants to here. Banderas, as I said, has never been better and as the men in his life, Asier Etxeandia (the actor), Leonardo Sbaraglia, (the lover) and Cesar Vicente, (the boy who becomes Salvador’s ‘First Desire’) are all outstanding while both Cruz and Julieta Serrano perfectly capture his mother at different stages in his life. This is a remarkable film from a great director too long absent from our screens and one we thought long past his best. This is proof he’s home and hopefully, home for good.