Pain and Glory

Pain and Glory ★★★★½

Antonio Banderas won the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal as Salvador Mallo in this confident and courageous movie that shows a willingness to take risks as it displays the protagonist in various phases of his life. It's a semi-autobiographical feature directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar, his eighth collaboration with Banderas, which is not only well-acted throughout but sees each particular element effectively working to the movies overall advantage.

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