Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas Shine at Cannes for Pain & Glory Premiere

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Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas promoted their upcoming movie Pain & Glory (Dolor Y Gloria) on Saturday afternoon in Cannes, France.

Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, and Pedro Almodovar gather to promote 'Pain & Glory' (Dolor Y Gloria) at the Cannes Film FestivalAntonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, and Pedro Almodovar gather to promote ‘Pain & Glory’ (Dolor Y Gloria) at the Cannes Film Festival (Credit: Joe Alvarez / WENN / Dave Bedrosian / Future Image)

The Spanish drama film directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar narrates a series of reencounters of Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas), a film director in his decline.

The Height Contrast: Antonio Banderas Towers Over Penelope Cruz at Cannes Event

Antonio Banderas, at 174 cm (5ft 8 ½ in), is notably taller than Penelope Cruz, who stands at 162.6 cm (5ft 4 in). Their height difference is 11.4 cm, emphasizing Banderas’ commanding presence.

Elegant duo: Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz at the Cannes photocall for 'Pain & Glory' on May 18, 2019Elegant duo: Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz at the Cannes photocall for ‘Pain & Glory’ on May 18, 2019

The 45-year-old Spanish actress and model flashed her sexy legs in a boatneck Chanel Fall 2019 tweed dress with draped side pocket panels. She styled her dress with black suede Sophie sandals from Giuseppe Zanotti and silver jewelry.

Penelope Cruz showcases her style in Giuseppe Zanotti's Sophie sandals paired with a Chanel Fall 2019 tweed dressPenelope Cruz showcases her style in Giuseppe Zanotti’s Sophie sandals paired with a Chanel Fall 2019 tweed dress (Credit: Joe Alvarez / WENN / Dave Bedrosian / Future Image)

The previous evening, the co-stars also attended the premiere of their new movie. Other cast members in attendance included Leonardo Sbaraglia, Asier Etxeandia, and Nieves Alvarez.

Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, and Pedro Almodovar at the premiere of their new movie Pain and Glory (Dolor Y Gloria) in Cannes, France, on May 17, 2019Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, and Pedro Almodovar at the premiere of their new movie Pain and Glory (Dolor Y Gloria) in Cannes, France, on May 17, 2019 (Credit: Joe Alvarez / WENN / Dave Bedrosian / Future Image)

Penelope was completely stumped by an enormous Chanel Haute Couture embroidered gown featuring a sexy cutout back and backpack straps. She completed her look with sparkling Atelier Swarovski jewelry.

Penelope Cruz's matronly hairstyle and Atelier Swarovski by Penelope Cruz jewelsPenelope Cruz’s matronly hairstyle and Atelier Swarovski by Penelope Cruz jewels (Credit: Joe Alvarez / WENN / Dave Bedrosian / Future Image)

While her real height is believed to be 5ft 4 (162.6 cm), do you think the dress made her look even shorter? The matronly hairstyle certainly did not help.

Penelope Cruz looked super short in her massive Chanel gownPenelope Cruz looked super short in her massive Chanel gown (Credit: Joe Alvarez / WENN / Dave Bedrosian / Future Image)

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