A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Merab has been training from a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world turns upside down when the carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire.
The protagonist of "Pain and Glory" was at the decline of his career. The man involuntarily looks back into the past, and a stream of vivid memories falls upon him. He recalls such moments from his youth as tender feelings for his mother, love and separation, the search for happiness and success. All this leads the master of cinema to important thoughts about life and art, because this is the most important thing for him.Written by
I used to look forward to every new Almodovar film but not so much for the last 10 years. He seems to have lost his way but this film at least sees him beginning to find a road back.This is semi autobiographical and it is entertaining to see what he has been up to during the last few years and to see Antonio Banderas playing effectively Almodovar himself. There are some very effective scenes especially those involving Penelope Cruz as his mother.... however the film is at least half an hour too long and lacks the eccentric and camp humour of his earlier classics.Still more pain than glory. Having said all that ANY Almodovar film is worth watching and he remains one of the great modern directors
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