December 30, 2019
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release director Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory through digital retailers Jan. 14, and on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 21.
Pain and Glory explores the difficulties of separating creation from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. It tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the ’60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, his first adult love in the Madrid of the ’80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films.
The cast includes Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano and Penélope Cruz.
The film made $3.9 million at the domestic box office. Pain and Glory is nominated for Golden Globes for Best Foreign-Language Film and Best Actor in a Drama for Banderas.
Extras include a Q&A with Almodóvar and Banderas, along with composer Alberto Iglesias and producer Agustín Almodóvar; plus the featurette “Pedro Almodóvar: In His Own Words.”