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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.
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
"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
Tuesday 19th April
Peter Sarsgaard, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
Fernando León de Aranoa
Spanish with English subtitles, English