PAIN AND GLORY + LAW OF DESIRE

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Showings

Castro Theatre Fri, Jan 3 7:00 PM

Description

PAIN AND GLORY Antonio Banderas is Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker whose career and health are on the wane. The revival of one of Mallo’s greatest films sparks a renewed collaboration with lead actor Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia), the fruits of which send Mallo on a collision course with his past, and might just open the door to a brighter future. Though not 100% autobiographical, the latest film from Pedro Almodóvar is unmistakably one of his most keenly personal works. With Penélope Cruz, luminous in flashbacks as Mallo’s loving, determined mother. (2019, in Spanish w/English subtitles, 113 min, DCP) + LAW OF DESIRE Promiscuous ?lm director Pablo (Eucebio Poncela) longs to be swept away in an all-consuming passion. But the obsessive attentions of the passionate actor Antonio (Antonio Banderas) prove much, much more than Pablo bargained for. Almodóvar considers this, his first work as an independent, his best, most important film. (1987, in Spanish w/English subtitles, 102 min, 35mm)