Pain & Glory
aka Dolor y gloria First screened in October 2019
Director: Pedro Almodóvar. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Flores, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, César Vicente, Julieta Serrano, Raúl Arévalo, Cecilia Roth, Pedro Casablanc, Eva Martín. Screenplay: Pedro Almodóvar. Twitter Capsule:
Concentric circles of self-examination, with greatest insights in middle. Big ironic wallops at end. Banderas excels.
As I guessed, Pain & Glory moved and impressed more the second time. To quote: "It's your eyes that changed, mi amor. The movie's the same."
Blends the heartfelt with the calculated, yielding a major, genuinely revealing act of self-exposure by a crafty director we thought we knew.