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‘Dolor y Gloria’ First Trailer: Pedro Almodóvar Directs His Own ‘8½’ With Banderas and Cruz

‘Dolor y Gloria’ First Trailer: Pedro Almodóvar Directs His Own ‘8½’ With Banderas and Cruz

Pedro Almodóvar returns to his sensual tricks in the first trailer for his new directional effort, “Dolor y Gloria.” The movie reunites the legendary Spanish director with two of his most high profile collaborators: Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz.

Taking inspiration from Federico Fellini’s “,” “Dolor y Gloria” centers on an aging filmmaker who looks back at the pivotal figures from his life. A synopsis released when the film began production mentioned these figures will include “first loves, second loves, the mother, mortality, an actor with whom the director worked, the ’60s, the ’80s, current times, and the emptiness, a sense of incommensurate emptiness, caused by the inability to go on making films.”

Banderas stars as the fictional director Salvador Mallo in the present, while Almodóvar incorporates a flashback structure to depict the most pivotal moments from Mallo’s life. The supporting cast includes Asier Etxeandia, Julieta Serrano, and Leonardo Sbaraglia.

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