Magazine article Screen International

Spain Selects Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ as Oscars 2020 Entry

Magazine article Screen International

Spain Selects Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain and Glory’ as Oscars 2020 Entry

Article excerpt

Almodóvar will represent Spain for a record seventh time.

Pedro Almodóvar will represent Spain at the Oscars for a record-setting seventh time, with his drama Pain And Glory chosen as the country’s entry to the best international film award.

The film premiered in Competition at Cannes Film Festival in May, winning two prizes: best actor for Antonio Banderas, and best soundtrack for Alberto Iglesias.

In an autobiographical love letter to cinema from Almodóvar, Banderas stars as a director looking back on his life and career, with fellow frequent collaborator Penelope Cruz playing his mother in flashback.

The film grossed $5m on release in Spain in March; it was released on August 23 in the UK, and has an impressive £795,750 after two weekends, tracking towards the rarely-reached £1m mark for foreign language films in the UK. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.