This film is beautiful. Pain and Glory is an aesthetically pleasurable, intelligent and humorous movie about an ageing film director in a slump of depression, reflecting on the choices he’s made throughout his life.
Banderas’ performance is spectacular, him and Almodóvar make the perfect duo. This movies dualism is consistent throughout. The film revolves around Salvador’s relationships with people from the past and present. His relationship with his mother specifically is particularly significant and very heart-warming.
Right up there with the best films I’ve seen this year. I absolutely loved every minute of ‘Pain and Glory’.