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Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas reunite on Cannes red carpet

  • Published at 02:00 am May 19th, 2019
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From right, Pedro Almodovar, Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas at the screening of the film Pain and Glory’ (Dolor y gloria) in competition of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Friday | Reuters

Wearing a vintage-style white lace and navy dress, with a circle skirt, Cruz headed up the Croisette’s famed steps for the international premiere of 'Pain And Glory'

Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, long-time collaborators of director Pedro Almodovar, turned up the glamor on the red carpet at Cannes on Friday for the Spaniard’s latest outing, a contender for the top prize at the film festival.

Wearing a vintage-style white lace and navy dress, with a circle skirt, Cruz headed up the Croisette’s famed steps for the international premiere of “Pain And Glory,” alongside Banderas and the filmmaker, who was decked out in an all-black ensemble and sunglasses.

The autobiographical tale stars Banderas as Almodovar’s tormented alter ego - a film director looking back at his childhood and past romances, and reflecting on his life’s work - while Cruz plays his mother at the time of his youth.

“There’s a lot of me in the movie. But as soon as you start writing, fiction takes over,” Almodovar, who headed up the jury at Cannes’ cinema showcase in 2017, told Canal+ TV on his way into the screening.