Official Selection out of Competition | 112 min | 2019


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About the Film

Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline—played by Antonio Banderas—begins to question his life decisions. His mind delves back into his 1960s childhood; his first love, the anguish of heartbreak, the catharsis of writing, his early discovery of the silver screen, and the infinite void that now renders him unable to continue making films. As he re-examines his past, Salvador is swept by an urgent need to recount it, seeking salvation. Banderas was awarded Best Actor at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.

Film Info

Section Official Selection out of Competition
Year 2019
Length 112 min
Language Spanish with subtitles in English
Country Spain

Film Credits

Director Pedro Almodóvar
Screenplay Pedro Almodóvar
Cinematography José Luis Alcaine
Music Alberto Iglesias
Editing Teresa Font
Producer Agustín Almodóvar 
Production Company El Deseo
Sound Design
Sound Sergio Bürmann
Cast Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas, Julieta Serrano

Film Contacts

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar