Not everyone gets a chance to look back. Most of the time, life moves too quickly or too erratically. To properly track its irregular movements, to be able to tie the story of a life into a neat bundle, is usually an impossible task. But film demands the impossible. In Pain and Glory, Salvador Mallo, a once-fiery film director, has not attempted the impossible in some time. Tired out by the many professional and personal mistakes, weighed down by pain, he is at a standstill. Recounting the life of this brilliant and flawed man is another brilliant and flawed man, director Pedro Almodóvar. Almodóvar is responsible for such artistic masterpieces as The Skin I Live In. This newest endeavor, Pain and Glory, is once again a hit among critics. However, it is also a far more personal story than Almodóvar has ever written. If you want to experience the impossible and truly take a look at a life in full, Pain and Glory is currently showing at the State Theatre. Tickets can be bought online or at the box office ($8.50 with a student ID).