Homesex movieDolor y gloria (2019)Movie Sex & Nudity

Dolor y gloria (2019)Movie Sex & Nudity

Two men kiss. They had an intimate relationship in the past.
A man is shown naked, mostly rear and sideview. Very briefly full-frontal. The entire scene lasts for half a minute or so. It is neither sexual nor erotic; the man is bathing while standing in an inner courtyard.


Film review:Translated by XX www.rabudo-ru.com


I’ve seen pain and glory for many days. I tried to write something, but I couldn’t write it. At the thought of it, the feeling is like being shot in the chest. It involves the nerves of the heart and makes people cry. I often recall that I feel old with amodova, allowing time to pass like quicksand between my old friends’ fingers.

I don’t know where my love for amodova comes from, but I love it deeply. Perhaps it started with the law of desire. I was deeply attracted by the strong colors in the film pictures of amodova. What a rich and mellow background, like Picasso’s prints, demonstrated Spain’s boldness and freedom. In this free background, what is more shocking is the content of the film. In the law of desire, the masculine and unrestrained love of the two men was unreservedly presented by amodova. The obsession with the young and hot body seemed to wash my young heart. After all, the film was the same as me and the year of birth. In 1987, Banderas said to his lover, “I doubt whether you can find such love, such pure love as I have for you.” Since then, amodova has become my favorite gay director. He is involved in the creation of gay themes, more than ten years earlier than Ou Rong. He is the modern Reina Werner Fassbender and Drake Jarman, and has even surpassed their achievements.

The law of desire

It’s hard to be hypocritical when telling your own story. Disarming and surrendering your weakness is a kind of determination to open up your privacy and a kind of courage to fly moths to the fire. Like the martyrdom of St. Sebastian, a thousand arrows pierce the heart, but it is like bathing in the holy light. So does pain and glory. This is amodova’s 21st feature film. Because of its similar structure and autobiographical nature to Fellini’s 8 1 / 2, perhaps this film can also be called amodova’s 20 1 / 2. Pain and glory echoes with many works of amodova, connecting the law of desire and bad education. It is known as the final chapter of amodova’s autobiography trilogy. It talks about his late life.

The title of “pain and glory” shows various diseases of the body with animation. Those physical pain are listed one by one. It is like a knife into the body of almodova, who is nearly 70 years old. He said: “if pain cuts your back, you will never be able to change back.” It was a difficult old age for him. Migraine, tinnitus, gastric ulcer: like El Salvador, the movie hero, he likes to sit quietly at the bottom of the swimming pool in summer and relieve the pain through such meditation in order to achieve physical tranquility. Amodova said that he was not only suffering from illness like El Salvador, but also had surgical scars on his back. He had to stand up and sit down stiff and carefully like El Salvador. However, he didn’t want to feel sorry for himself, so he explained everything in just one minute at the beginning of the film and began to tell three stories of El Salvador.

The three stories of El Salvador are like three memories of amodova. We can see the shadow of his previous works in each story.

There was a mistake, but I didn’t miss it

In the first story of amodova, El Salvador, in order to chase his former lover Federick, did not hesitate to hand over his script addiction and let others play the leading role. This plot is strikingly similar to “bad education”: the hero is also a director and actor, who also disputes the script of Hatoyama magpie’s nest. In the law of desire, the hero is also a director. He also tries to make a film of his transgender “sister”.

Amodova admits that many of his experiences are very similar to those of El Salvador, but when he falls into this story, he blurs the boundary between reality and creation. He also said that he chose Banderas as the male host not only because he had experienced the important events experienced by amodova in the 1980s in the film, but also because he could deeply understand the pain: Banderas also lay under the scalpel three times because of myocardial problems two years ago. He could feel the sense of crisis that his life might be taken away by pain. The paintings hanging in his apartment in Madrid, El Salvador, are actually amodova’s own. The reason why he likes these bright colors is that his childhood is dark and dull. Until he came to Madrid after the age of 20. Only after Franco’s regime ended did the Madrid trendy cultural movement bring freedom to amodova and give him a new life. Those bright paintings are his memory of the era of Color Explosion in “pop”.

“Addiction” is a drama. There are endless dramas in amodova’s films, whether it’s the drama “shrinking lover” in “tell her” or the drama “streetcar desire” in “everything about my mother”. Amodova likes to deconstruct the story by means of play in the play. Addiction in pain and glory is actually amodova’s interpretation of performance: “only crying is not a good actor, and knowing how to restrain tears is a good actor”.

El Salvador in the film once deeply loved Federick and still cherished that feeling many years later, even though Federick had deeply hurt him. The two had parted ways because of drugs, but in his later years in El Salvador, when he was in pain, he also tried his life, but it was unclear whether it was to relieve pain or to experience Federick’s feelings. However, the pain of losing body and memory is presented to the extreme in this play: Alberto and Federick’s tears are from El Salvador and amodova.

Amodova said that when he was in unbearable pain, he did want to eat hydantoin to relieve pain. In the 1980s, he also witnessed the death of many dear friends because of taking sea X. On the journey of life, on the journey of love, who has not made mistakes, but fortunately some people are still alive and still remember those deep feelings. So when Federick returned to Madrid, he gave El Salvador a deep kiss, which was as warm as the heart burning fire of “burning fire burning coins”, and also burned the audience’s uncontrollable tears due to the passage of time. It was moved by the ruthlessness of the years, but also moved them this time. They didn’t miss it.

“Burning coins in flames”

There are regrets, but not forgotten

Amodova likes to shoot women. Since the woman on the verge of collapse, amodova has embarked on the creative road of focusing on shooting women. Love high heels, say to her, everything about my mother, return and hulieta are all female themes. Amodova’s keen capture of women can be said to be unparalleled, The women in his films are particularly strong and brave. They are still fair and friendly to the marginal people. They are amodova’s ideal and realistic mother image. Therefore, his films also have many mothers: the mother who lost her son in everything about my mother, the mother who suffered from family problems for two generations in return, and the mother who lost her husband and son in huliyeta.

In amodova’s film, the image of father has been missing, and in this pain and glory is no exception. Penelope Cruz’s mother is very similar to the mother in return. El Salvador has always been encouraged by his mother to create and is given the best education, even though he hates the time of his childhood church. Mother’s Rosary became a relic. El Salvador also blamed himself for not becoming a proud son of his mother, just because “what he presents is what he is”, but not what his mother wants.

Therefore, when his mother died, El Salvador, who had promised to take his mother back to his hometown, lost the opportunity to cry. In the film, little El Salvador writes faith letters to his neighbors under his mother’s education. In reality, however, amodova’s mother is also a scribe who reads and transcribes letters to illiterates. She died in 1999.

There are always regrets in life. El Salvador didn’t have time to take his mother back to his hometown, as if it was the proud regret that amodova couldn’t become his mother. Fortunately, amodova has not forgotten, “everything about my mother” sings the greatness of my mother; In return, the mother “came back from the dead”; In pain and glory, El Salvador finally stopped thinking about death and began to create again, which also symbolizes the eternal life of his mother’s soul. Life and death in amodova’s films are like an aria, like the song of the dove in tell her, simple and meaningful.

Everything about my mother

I was late, but I wasn’t absent

In the law of desire, the male Lord’s “sister” once said that she had only two men in her life, one was a priest of the church and the other was her father. This alludes to the sexual assault of the church. The “bad education” more directly accuses, and even magnifies the harm caused by the priest’s sexual assault through extreme means such as murder and revenge. These experiences in the film are more or less what amodova saw and heard. Amodova, who grew up in a traditional Spanish family, studied with believers and sang in a choir in his childhood. So in pain and glory, the little El Salvador, who was ignorant but intelligent, made a note like the sound of nature for the first time in the choir, which doomed his childhood to be gray and obscure.

In his dark and obscure childhood, the only bright color may be the Mason who brought him sexual initiation. On that hot summer day, little El Salvador was in bed like a spring tide, and his body was like heatstroke. The heat wave between disease and desire was like a dream and a sexual awakening. In little El Salvador’s heart, Pandora’s box was opened. Every love after that was what it looked like.

That sexual awakening like spring tide

Some people who crossed their lives left in such a hurry. However, the once encounter, the spark that briefly brightened each other’s life, seems to have been burning faintly in the corner of the bottom of my heart. Several years later, I met by chance and found that those who didn’t have time to say were never absent although they were late. That group of heart fire has the potential to start a prairie fire again, just like the painting symbolizing the germination of love, going around, but reaching the same goal by different ways. Fifty years is just a snap.

Time, sometimes very ruthless. Amodova is nearly 70 years old. He has made 21 feature films and competed for the Golden Palm six times, but he has never won the championship. In 1999, he lost to “Rosetta” by the Dane brothers. That year, he made “everything about my mother”; In 2006, he lost to Ken Lodge’s “the wind blows the wheat”, and that year he made “return”; He lost to Michael hanek’s “White Ribbon” in 2009, and he made “broken hug” that year. Now the three directors he lost have joined the double palms club, but he has not given up and is still performing with his enthusiasm, making the audience cry and laugh again and again.

This is like Banderas who accompanied the growth of amodova’s films. In 1982, Banderas first appeared in amodova’s film “maze of passion”. Since then, in amodova’s 21 feature films, Banderas has played the leading role in a total of 7 films. It can be said that amodova trained Banderas. Banderas became famous in Hollywood, became a Spanish sexy symbol, and gradually entered his old age like amodova. 37 years later, he finally won the Cannes Film emperor with pain and glory. Although he was late, he was not absent in the end.

The kiss of reunion after thirty years; The string of rosary beads left by my mother; The portrait that has been looking for itself for half a century; The handsome body of a man in that summer; The scene of the play in the play stopped in the station: they have gone far away and will never come back, but they live in your memory very clearly.

“I love you, too beautiful, time will know.” After watching amodova’s film, I lamented that time flies and life is short. People spend their whole lives just to collect deep memories. I can’t help but envy and envy. How much luck must I have in life to look back in my twilight years like amodova:

Wrong, but not missed; There are regrets, but not forgotten; I was late, but I wasn’t absent.

After all, long love is like you, time will cherish.

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