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Pain and Glory: watch the UK teaser trailer for Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film

The Spanish auteur’s 21st feature film arrives in August.

Pain and Glory
Credit: El Deseo / Monolo Pavón

The UK teaser trailer has been released for Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s new film Pain and Glory.

The auteur’s 21st feature film, Pain and Glory stars Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas and Julieta Serrano. Watch the teaser below:

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.

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.

Pain and Glory

Credit: El Deseo / Monolo Pavón

Pain and Glory is written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar and produced by Agustín Almodóvar, with an original score composed by Alberto Iglesias (Volver, The Skin I Live In, Julieta).

Almodóvar has won an Oscar, four BAFTAs, numerous Goyas and over 100 further wins and nominations. His credits include Volver, The Skin I Live In, Broken Embraces and most recently Julieta.

Pain and Glory is released in UK cinemas on 23rd August 2019.

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