However, Spanish icon Pedro Almovodar, 70, takes his “Pain and Glory” a meta step further by placing a director character — played by his most frequent leading man, Antonio Banderas — in the center of his tale. He also uses his colorful, art-filled home as the one owned by Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker living in Madrid. Meanwhile, another actor, Asier Etxeandia as Alberto, seems to be a substitute for Banderas, who had a similar falling out with Almodovar after the actor started doing Hollywood movies in the early ’90s.
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“Pain and Glory” is their eighth collaboration together since they