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The Good Boss (2022)

Opens on September 2

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa Run Time: 120 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Almudena Amor, Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Óscar de la Fuente, Sonia Almarcha

Country: Spain
Language: Spanish

About the film: 

Premiered at the 2021 San Sebastián International Film Festival and received a record-breaking 20 nominations to Spain’s 36th Goya Awards, winning Best Picture, Director, Actor, Original Screenplay, Score and Editing.

Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award. Everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, the company’s proprietor, Blanco pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.

Spain’s official submission to the 94th Academy Awards, The Good Boss was shortlisted for Best International Feature.

About the filmmaker:

Celebrated Spanish filmmaker León de Aranoa entered the film industry as a screenwriter. He made his feature film directorial debut with Familia (1996), which won him the Goya Award for Best New Director. He has regularly presented his films at San Sebastian, Berlin, Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Toronto, among other film festivals. He is tied with Pedro Almodóvar for the most Goya Awards for Best Director, which he won with Barrio (1998), Mondays in the Sun (2002), and The Good Boss (2021), which made the shortlist for Best International Feature at the 94th Academy Awards.

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