Pedro Almodóvar

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Cannes

CANNES 2019: ALMODÓVAR, IRA SACHS, BELLOCCHIO

By Mónica Delgado

It isn’t accidental that the three films I’m stopping in this article have as its greatest attraction the performance of experienced actors in important histrionic challenges, beyond the plot or stylistic proposals of the filmmakers they are serving. Ira Sachs’ Frankie, Pedro Almodóvar Pain and Glory or the vibrant Il Traditore by Marco Bellocchio, get a great part of its value through the remarkable performances of their lead characters, but fall flat in other elements.

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