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Fernando León de Aranoa | 2022 | 120 mins | Drama, Comedy | Spain, Spanish w/English subtitles | $12 Members, $15 Non-Members, $20 at the door. All Sales Final.
In Fernando León de Aranoa’s biting black drama/comedy, Javier Bardem gives one of the greatest performances of his career as Blanco, the owner of a Básculas Blanco, a family business producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town.
Blanco is obsessed with a conservative view of perfection and balance, but beyond the impeccable façade is an entirely different story. When the company is nominated for a regional Business Excellence award and awaits an imminent inspection visit from the decision-making committee, Blanco works furiously behind the scenes to shore up errant managers and deal with disgruntled ex-employees protesting outside the factory gates. All the while, the married, paternal Blanco is distracted by an impossibly beautiful young marketing intern who seems strangely familiar…
Crossing every imaginable line in the process, setting off an explosive and unexpected sequence of events with unimaginable repercussions, Javier Bardem as Blanco is a tour-de-force send-up of modern Spanish mores. Nominated for a record 20 Goya Awards (Spanish Academy Awards) and winner of six, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
“The Good Boss is designed to be an acting tour de force for Bardem, and it’s certainly that… It’s a memorably dominating performance.” – The Arts Desk
“It’s Javier Bardem’s show as he reuniteswith Fernando Leon de Aranoa
for this parable of power.” –Screen International
“Reminiscent of the Coen brothers’ trademark cinematic sarcasm…
slickly entertaining.” –The Hollywood Reporter