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SPA22 Loving Pablo

MA15+ 127 MIN

Synopsis

In award winning director Fernando León de Aranoa's lavish and fascinating Loving Pablo, the rise and fall of the notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, founder of the Medellin cartel, is told from the unique viewpoint of the woman who knew him most intimately. Adapted from journalist Virginia Vallejo’s best-selling memoir, Javier Bardem stars as Escobar and Penélope Cruz as his long-time lover Vallejo, in this deconstruction of the drug lord’s enigmatic persona.

Exploring the political climate and corrupt society that allowed Escobar's ascent, in Loving Pablo Bardem and Cruz, in their Goya Award nominated performances, are outstanding – capturing in all its complexity the couple's volatile relationship.

Awards

NOMINEE: Best Lead Actress, Best Lead Actor, Goya Awards 2018 

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Venice Film Festival 2017 

OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival 2017 

OFFICIAL SELECTION: San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017 

Reviews

"Glowering and seductive, Bardem’s Escobar is an outsize character who attracts with his charisma and repulses with his calculating, unblinking eyes."

- The Hollywood Reporter


Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 19th April

Duration

127 min

Rating

MA15+

Cast

Peter Sarsgaard, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

Director

Fernando León de Aranoa

Genre

Film Festival

Language

Spanish with English subtitles, English

Participating Cinemas

Palace Barracks



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