A Movie “Pain and Glory” 10/31/19

October 31, 2019

It is a fantastic movie. Human being is vulnerable and precious. How wonderful we are! It is a biographic (not a true story) movie of a celebrated director, Pedro Almodóvar. He wrote and directed this movie. Every so often in “Pain and Glory, ”Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline, closes his eyes and drifts away. He’s gravely depressed, and his body has so much trouble. The story goes back and forth between the reality, and his past, his childhood in 60s, his adult love in Madrid in 80s, and breakups and his mother’s recent death. His only therapy is to write. But he can’t function. It is difficult of separating from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. Actually the passion is holding ourselves together. In recovering his past and addiction, Salvador finds the way to reconnect to himself again and to create his passion for his salvation.