At Home With GFT

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Join our online film club #AtHomeWithGFT - the film club discussion that takes place on Twitter every Friday from 5pm - 6pm. You can find us on Twitter @glasgowfilm

This week's film is Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory, available to watch online on various platforms, and the discussion will be hosted by our Programme Manager, Paul Gallagher. Pain and Glory is certified 15, and only those aged 15 or older should take part in the Twitter discussion.


Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in physical decline. Some encounters are in person, others remembered: his childhood in the 1960s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity; his first desire; his first adult love in the Madrid of the 1980s; the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense; writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable; his early discovery of cinema; and the void, the infinite void, that creates the capacity for him to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life, and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.  

Pain and Glory was our CEO Allison's top film of 2019. What did you make of it? Let us know your thoughts in Friday's Twitter chat.


1. Obviously, the first rule of the online film club is: you do not talk about the online film club.
2. If your tweets contain spoilers please flag them by starting the tweet *SPOILERS*
3. Remember, if your tweets are set to private we won't be able to see your responses.
4. Be nice, be kind, be respectful.
5. Have fun!

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