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Penélope Cruz dazzles in a sequinned dress as she joins Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory premiere

Penélope Cruz, 45, dazzles in a rainbow sequinned midi dress as she joins co-star Antonio Banderas, 58, for Pain and Glory premiere in London

  • Pain and Glory is a Spanish language film that tells the story of a director named in his decline as he reflects and revisits big moments and decisions in his life
  • Antonio plays the director, and won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for the role
  • Pain and Glory marks the sixth time that Penélope has worked with director Pedro Almodóvar, who won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language film in 1999
  • The Spanish actress won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2009

She’s already been praised for her performance in the film after it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

And Penélope Cruz was dazzling in a silver sequinned dress on Thursday, as she joined co-star Antonion Banderas, 58, for the UK premiere of Pain and Glory.

The Spanish actress, 45, stunned in the midi dress with layers of feathered trim as she posed on the red carpet for the film’s debut at the Film4 Summer Screen in Somerset House.

Pals: Penélope Cruz, 45, was dazzling in a silver sequinned dress on Thursday, as she joined co-star Antonion Banderas, 58, for the UK premiere of Pain and Glory in London's Somerset House

Pals: Penélope Cruz, 45, was dazzling in a silver sequinned dress on Thursday, as she joined co-star Antonion Banderas, 58, for the UK premiere of Pain and Glory in London’s Somerset House

As she made a glamorous arrival for the event, Penélope commanded attention in the fitted dress covered in a kaleidoscope of sequins.

The Nine star’s dress also had layers of white feathered detailing, along the skirt and on the capped sleeves.

Penélope finished her look with simple silver strapped heels and a white leather clutch bag with her glossy raven tresses pulled back into a loose up-do. 

Stunning: The Spanish actress stunned in the midi dress with layers of feathered trim

She's here! Penélope posed on the red carpet at the Film4 Summer Screen in Somerset House

Stunning: The Spanish actress stunned in the midi dress with layers of feathered trim as she posed on the red carpet for the film’s debut at the Film4 Summer Screen in Somerset House

Jaw-dropping: As she made a glamorous arrival for the event, Penélope commanded attention in the fitted dress covered in a kaleidoscope of sequins

Jaw-dropping: As she made a glamorous arrival for the event, Penélope commanded attention in the fitted dress covered in a kaleidoscope of sequins

Sparkling: The Nine star's dress also had layers of white feathered detailing

Dressed to impress: The dress had the quirky embellishment along the skirt and on the capped sleeves

Sparkling: The Nine star’s dress also had layers of white feathered detailing, along the skirt and on the capped sleeves

Close friends: Penélope and Antonio both arrived to celebrate the UK launch of the film, ahead of its release on 23rd August

Close friends: Penélope and Antonio both arrived to celebrate the UK launch of the film, ahead of its release on 23rd August

Meanwhile Antonio cut a more casual figure in jeans and a dark blue blazer as he posed alongside Penélope at the launch.

This marks the first time the Spanish-language film will be shown in the UK, ahead of its released on 23rd August.

Director Pedro Almodóvar was also in high spirits as he made an appearance at the launch adding some colour to proceedings with a bright pink jumper and checked blazer.

Pain and Glory marks the sixth time that Penélope has worked with director Pedro Almodóvar, who previously won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1999 for All About My Mother. 

Exciting: Pain and Glory marks the sixth time that Penélope has worked with director Pedro Almodóvar

Exciting: Pain and Glory marks the sixth time that Penélope has worked with director Pedro Almodóvar

Suave: The frontman himself Pedro (seen here far left) also added some colour to proceedings with a bright pink jumper and checked suit

Suave: The frontman himself Pedro (seen here far left) also added some colour to proceedings with a bright pink jumper and checked suit

Talented: Penelope plays Jacinta in the hotly anticipated film

Talented duo: Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) is a Spanish film about director Salvador Mallo in his decline - played by Banderas

Talented duo: Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) is a Spanish film about director Salvador Mallo in his decline – played by Banderas – as he reflects on big moments and decisions in his life

Film star: Penélope also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and was nominated for the same award a year later for Nine

Film star: Penélope also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and was nominated for the same award a year later for Nine

Sparkling: She finished her look with simple silver strapped heels and a white box clutch bag

Glam: She pulled her glossy raven tresses into a loose up-do

Sparkling: She finished her look with simple silver strapped heels and a white box clutch bag with her glossy raven tresses pulled back into a loose up-do

Penélope’s other work with Pedro includes Live Flesh and Volver – which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

The acclaimed star also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and was nominated for the same award the following year for her work in Nine.

Pain and Glory – translated from Dolor y gloria – is a Spanish film about a director named Salvador Mallo in his decline – played by Banderas – as he reflects and revisits big moments and decisions in his life, including his childhood in the 1960s and when he emigrated with his family.

Other encounters the film documents include Salvador’s search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the 1980s, the pain of the breakup of this relationship, writing as a therapy to forget and the premature discovery of cinema.

The film sees Antonio Banderas play the lead role, and he recently won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his acclaimed performance. 

Off we go: As they headed down the stairs of the famous Somerset House, Penélope needed a helping hand from gentlemen Antonio and Pedro

Off we go: As they headed down the stairs of the famous Somerset House, Penélope needed a helping hand from gentlemen Antonio and Pedro

Daily Mail UK

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