Sun 16 Feb – Pain & Glory

Pedro Almodóvar reunites with Antonio Banderas (Best Actor, Cannes) and Penelope Cruz in his most personal film yet: a reflection on cinema, art, family, love and sexual awakening. ... In the present, a reunion with an actor he has long been estranged from leads to an addiction to heroin.

JOIN US FOR OUR LAST NIGHT OF MUSIC AND MOVIES UNDER THE STARS FOR 2020. With special performance from Jere Sosa. From 5pm, enjoy live music and a picnic dinner on Cottesloe Civic Centre’s beautiful manicured lawn, while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean. Then snuggle down under the stars, for a Spanish masterpiece…


Genre: Drama
Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas
Runtime: 113 mins
Country of Origin: Spain
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Winner – Best Actor and Best Soundtrack, Cannes Film Festival 2019
Nominee – Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2019
Winner – Best Actor, 23rd Hollywood Film Awards 2019
Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the upcoming Academy Awards

The acclaimed and adored Pedro Almodóvar reunites with Antonio Banderas (Best Actor, Cannes) and Penelope Cruz in his most personal film yet. A gorgeous reflection on cinema, art, family, love, and sexual awakening, PAIN AND GLORY is a nostalgic homage to an endlessly fascinating topic: himself.

Filmmaker Salvador Mallo (Banderas) is a fading auteur, halfway through his 60s, increasingly incapacitated and unsure if there’s anything he still wants to say. This artistic limbo leads him to reflect on his life, his loves and his films.

Intensely self-reflexive and autobiographic, PAIN AND GLORY is yet another dazzling showcase from the undisputed master of Spanish cinema. Delivered with his trademark humour, passion and sheer cinematographic elán, it could be the most honest and perceptive film yet from a director who’s never been afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve.

SPECIAL GUEST JERE SOSA WILL BE PROVIDING OUR PRE-SHOW MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT IN THE FORM OF CHILLED-OUT ACOUSTIC FOLK TUNES. Hailing from Buenos Aires, Jere Sosa arrived in WA back in 2014 with a guitar and a head full of rich musical influences. His approach is founded upon the melodic songwriting of The Beatles and the guitar playing finesse of Carlos Santana, with punk, jazz and Latin

feels within the living-breathing mix. Sosa performs with his band but retains a solid and continuing existence busking as a soloist, utilising a loop station that he adopted upon a trip to New Zealand some six years ago and taking songs to new heights even on his own.

Sosa’s debut album included the song A Taste Of Honey, which won the World category at the WAM Song of The Year Awards in 2017. The album itself offers a diversity of Sosa’s musical spirit – many styles, many places, many sounds to revel in.

BYO seating. No BYO alcohol. Thanks to our generous sponsors, the bar will be stocked with Forester Estate wines, Gage Road beers and Aperol Spritz cocktails, as well as a section of soft drinks, juice and Carton Water.

Part proceeds to Cottesloe Coastcare Association.