Official Competition15

Directed Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat | Spain | 2022 | 1h 55m | Spanish w/ English subtitles | Starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martínez, José Luis Gómez

Determined to create an artistic masterpiece, a billionaire businessman hires a famous filmmaker and two renowned actors to help him achieve his crowning achievement. Conceptual ideas and gigantic egos collide as they prepare to create a piece of cinematic art for the ages. Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star is this sharp comedy skewering wealth, art, and narcissism.

Reviews

‘If awards season gets up your nose, with its self-congratulatory speeches and luvvie back-patting, this playful and wildly entertaining Spanish satire on the filmmaking process is the perfect antidote.’
★★★★
Philip De Semlyen, Time Out

‘Controlled pacing, visual punchlines, and an insider knowledge…Detail is what makes Official Competition a joy to behold.’
★★★★
Sophie Monks Kaufman, The Playlist

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12:30

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15:15

Moonage Daydream 15
Socially Distanced
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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18:15

See How They Run 12A
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

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20:30

Her Way 18
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) gives a magnetic performance as a sex worker forced outside her safety zone to help her wayward son get into cookery school.

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