Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory ★★★★

Deeply passionate and personal to a fault, Almodóvar’s self-reflective ode to the passage of time is like watching sand fall through an hourglass, where in a moment that seems to last forever, quickly disappears before you get the chance to take one last breath. Equally scattered with moments of gloom and joy, it’s the kind of film that reminds us to hold onto our memories because they shape us into the people we become...including the ones we force ourselves to forget.

A stunning achievement.

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