Pain and Glory | Film Screening + Q&A

We are very happy to have "Pain and Glory" Almodóvar's latest film in our selection this year!

The film will be screened twice (Once in Zawya and Once in Zamalek Cinema), the screening in Zamalek Cinema (November 8, 7pm) will be followed by a Q&A session with Actress Nora Navas who played the role of "Mercedes" in the film.


Country: Spain
Year: 2019
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 108 MIN
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Pain & Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered. First loves, second loves, his mother, mortality, an actor with whom the director worked, the sixties, the eighties, the present and the emptiness, the immeasurable emptiness at the impossibility of continuing to film. PAIN & GLORY talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
Official Selection (Competition) – Cannes IFF 2019
Best Actor - Cannes IFF 2019
Official Selection - Toronto IFF 2019
Official Selection - Sydney FF 2019

About Nora Navas:
Born in Barcelona - Nora Navas has always sought a balanced career between film projects and theatre.
Her breakthrough in film industry came with the role in Florence in "PA NEGRE" by Agustí Villaronga, a stunning performance which has brought her countless awards: the Silver Shell of the San Sebastian International Festival, the Goya Award or the Gaudí Award. Most recently she starred in "Pain and Glory" by Pedro Almodóvar as Mercedes, the assistant to the character played by Antonio Banderas, whose success at the Spanish box office and in its subsequent international promotion continues to gain the support of critics and the public.
Time: Thu. 7 November 09:00 PM