"Pain and glory" gets the Goya award for Pedro Almodóvar
“Pain and glory” gets the Goya award for Pedro Almodóvar (Foto cineuropa.org)

The film “Pain and glory” directed by Pedro Almodóvar was recognized as Best Film at the Goya Awards, which made its 34th edition this Saturday, and in which the work of the Spanish director was also recognized.

When collecting the prize in the category of Best Director, Almodóvar was moved by the speech that Antonio Banderas expressed in his honor and stressed that despite the fact that time passes, he still feels like when he directed “Pepi, Luci, Bom and others Plenty Girls ”from 1980.

“The cinema has been the greatest experience of my life as a spectator and director” shared the director, who moments later thanked for the incredible night that “Pain and glory” lived this after being crowned as the winner of the awards ceremony that They recognize Spanish productions.

The director acknowledged that just as the process of writing scripts alone is essential, so is working together, so he thanked everyone involved in creating his most recent film work.

“But for me, it was very special that this return to Desire (name of the production company created with his brother Agustín Almodóvar) by Julieta Serrano, will culminate with this award,” said the filmmaker.

Pedro took advantage of his moment on stage to explain: “Spanish cinema is going through a good time but also has tiny areas”, so he invited the state, referring to Spain, to support the author and independent cinema that is made outside the margin of the platforms, as it considers is the future.


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