France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, receives a commission that consists of making the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent and who has serious doubts about her next marriage. Marianne has to portray her without her knowledge, so she dedicates herself to investigating her daily.
'Glory and Pain' follows a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in the twilight of his life. Some of them are in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to Paterna, a Valencian town, in search of prosperity, his first desire, his first adult love later in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of that love falling apart when he was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema and the void, the tremendous void of the impossibility to continue filming. This movie talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one's own life, and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
Gatsby Welles and Ashleigh are a young couple in love who is preparing to spend a weekend in New York City. She will interview the renowned filmmaker Roland Pollard, who is going through a moment of creative crisis, and during her random adventure she will meet the captivating actor Francisco Vega. FHer boyfriend Gatsby will meet a young woman, Chan, who will help him tidy up his feelings. The rainy weekend will be full of encounters, disagreements and misunderstandings.