Podcast: Pain and Glory + Hail Satan?

In this episode we discuss the devilish double bill that is Penny Lane's satanic temple documentary Hail Satan? and Pedro Almodóvar's sumptuous, melancholic reverie Pain and Glory.

Penny Lane’s film Hail Satan? May not be as demonic as the title suggests. It’s a documentary about the satanists steadfastly working to preserve the separation of church and state. In three years their members rose from just three, to over 100,000, including by the end, the film’s director.

Director Salvador Mallo (played by Antonio Banderas) is called to revisit one of his early career triumphs. But the new restoration of his film also revives his connection with estranged friends, and shakes loose old memories. The film moves back and forth between recollections of his mother (played by Penélope Cruz), his early sexual awakening and his current, heroin lined state of listlessness

Discussing the film this week are Sam Howlett, Jake Cunningham and Steph Watts

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Produced by Jake Cunningham

Edited by Mark Towers


Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory plays in our cinemas from Friday 23 August

Penny Lane’s Hail Satan? plays in our cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema from Friday 23 August