I’m a huge fan of the Spanish director Amodovar and being the movie goer that I am – I went to see a Spanish movie called “Pain and Glory” without realising Almodovar was the one behind it. When his name appeared on the title credits, I was tapping my feet in excitement.
From the opening scenes till the end credits, (2h+ later), I was either laughing or crying or in awe of the masterpiece he’d created. His Magnus Opus if you ask me. And much like Tarantino put a lot of his personal experience into Once upon a time in Hollywood so did Almodovar as we see the life in the Spanish countryside and the pained life of a former movie director who now struggles with bad back and terrible coughing fits.
I felt my hairs rise at the first note of the songs in the movie and it didn’t settle until I went out from the cinema, all starry eyed and feeling good.