Aspen Film and the Metropolitan’s Isis Theatre Present:
PAIN AND GLORY (2019)
DRAMA | 1 HR 48 MIN
Wednesday, December 4th
Isis Theatre | 406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen
$11 FOR ADULTS, $8.50 SENIORS, FREE* FOR ASPEN FILM MEMBERS
*Aspen Film members must visit the Isis Theatre box office to receive the discount.
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, 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, the 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, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void created by the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory 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.