While official guidance requires that SEAC remains closed until April 19th we have taken a decision to postpone all events up to and including 30th April and will remain closed until further notice. Please stay safe and well.
Join us for a night of Spanish Cinema and food* with our Cottage Café serving up some classic dishes with accompanying wines ahead of the wonderful new film from Pedro Almodóvar, Pain and Glory.
Veteran director Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) currently suffers many health issues, which he blames for the creative rut he finds himself in. As he tries to recover, he reflects on his life. Whilst recalling memories from the past, including those of his humble upbringing by his doting mother (Penélope Cruz), in the present he reconnects with past friends and lovers. Can this journey help him overcome his physical pain and rediscover his creativity?
Banderas and Cruz, with whom Almodóvar has worked extensively in the past, reunite with the award-winning director, to bring arguably his most personal film to date to the big screen.
Winner – Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2019
"…life meets art in Almodóvar’s wistful extravaganza. The director delivers another sensuous and deeply personal gem as Antonio Banderas’s ageing film-maker faces up to death.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Every element of the film is beautifully judged ...but it is Banderas who makes the film fly.” – Donald Clarke, The Irish Times
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Duration: 113 minutes
Language: Spanish (with English subtitles)
SEAC Friends/Members - FREE, advance booking essential
Concessions and guests of SEAC Friends/Members - €4 in advance, €6 at the door
Non-Members - €5 in advance, €7 at the door
*General admission is not inclusive of food; please book the pre-event supper (€15 for a main course and a glass of wine) with your tickets if you wish to take part in the food event at 7:30pm*
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