Pain and Glory

  • Dir: Pedro Almodóvar

  • Spain, 2019, 113 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandía

Facing ill health, depression and the decline of his powers, an aging director holds on to his passion of filmmaking as the ultimate painkiller for coming to terms with death – and life. Heroin, a new addiction he once despised, brings back ecstatic remembrance of the past: his intimate memories of his mother, the joy of first love and the pain of the first breakup, reconciliation with his estranged muse actor, all the way back to the sensual awakening of desire… A striking Antonio Banderas heralds a thinly veiled deep dive into Almodóvar’s own life and oeuvre – and his soul so purely exposed in trusting honesty.

Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor


    In-theatre Screening

    • 2019-08-13 (Tue)
      2019-08-13 (Tue)


    1. Screenings at Emperor Cinemas iSQUARE, Emperor Cinemas Times Square and PREMIERE Elements : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

    2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

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