Spain, 2022, 120 min, DCP, Dir. Fernando León de Aranoa, Not Rated, Spanish with English subtitles, Cohen Media Group
“It’s Javier Bardem’s show as he reunites with Fernando Leon de Aranoa for this parable of power.” — Jonathan Holland, Screen International
“Reminiscent of the Coen brothers’ trademark cinematic sarcasm… slickly entertaining.” — Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
“Curiously riveting” —Guy Lodge, Variety
OPENING NIGHT RED CARPET EVENT
RECEPTION AND FILM
Enjoy a taste of traditional Spanish tapas from La Taberna Giralda, classic cocktails from Bacardi and sweet mini indulgences from Seasons 52 at the red carpet opening night reception on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 pm, followed by the film at 8:00 pm. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Javier Bardem stars as Blanco, a charismatic proprietor awaiting the imminent visit from a committee that will decide if his company merits a local business excellence award. Working against the clock, Blanco pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process. A biting dark comedy, The Good Boss (El Buen Patrón) is a portrait of depersonalization and the deterioration of labor relations, a landscape of a time in which outdated concepts such as solidarity, ethics or the common good seem to have been erased from the employment map, only to be replaced by the logic of profit and precariousness.
The Good Boss was shortlisted for Best International Film at the 2022 Academy Awards, and was nominated for a record-breaking 20 Goya Award nominations (Spain's equivalent to the Oscars) in 2022, winning for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score & Best Editing.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL SCREENINGS WILL BE SEATED AT FULL CAPACITY.
Tickets to these screenings are $12.75 and under. Cinema members pay only $8.