Pain and Glory is an upcoming American Drama film directed by Pedro Almodóvar and written by Pedro Almodóvar. "Pain and Glory" Oscar Wilde's phrase is as ingenious as debatable: "Lord, deliver me from physical pain, that I will take care of morals". It may happen that both ally with devastating effects on the victim. And if there are forces or pure instinct for survival against predators, they will try to mitigate them, ask for a truce, mask them. Through heroin, the strongest analgesics, diving in the desolate spirit, in the memories of a remote splendor in the grass, the recovery of people, sensations, feelings that gave meaning and even fleeting fullness to existence.
Pedro Almodóvar proposes in Pain and glory to chronicle the many regrets, desires, sentimental memory, creative impotence, need for redemption, asphyxiation, insomnia, internal torture, lacerating diseases and threat that the definitive plague has been installed on a character transparently similar to him. Obviously, his physique is not that of Antonio Banderas, but that is the freedom that fictions are allowed, however realistic they pretend to be. And I do not doubt his sincerity, the release that this tear seeks, the truth that he wants to print to what he tells, his alleged emotional complexity, the force that the imputer needs to undress in public, the inaccessible need to adjust you count on the past when in the present everything is uncertainty, desolation, loneliness and fear.
Principal photography commenced on April 12, 2018 in California, United States and concluded on January 20, 2019. The film is set for release on October 4, 2019.