The film, also with Oscar Martínez in its main cast, is the new project by directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat. The film opens in theaters on February 25, 2022.
A famous director and two renowned actors with a tremendous ego. These three characters are the protagonists of Official competition, the new film by Argentine directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (The illustrious citizen). The film, a Acid satire on the world of cinema, has in its main cast with Penélope Cruz (Parallel mothers), Antonio Banderas (Pain and glory) and Oscar Martínez (The tale of the weasels). The title hits theaters on February 25, 2022 and in SensaCine we bring you in EXCLUSIVE the movie trailer produced by The Mediapro Studio and distributed by Buena Vista International.
Official competition It begins when a multimillionaire businessman, in search of transcendence and social prestige, makes the decision to make a film that leaves his mark. For the project he hires the renowned filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Cross). Also to the Hollywood star Felix rivero (Flags) and the radical Ivan Torres (Martínez), two very different actors, who don’t get along very well, but who have something in common: the two are legends and share a great vanity.
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Before this problem, Lola Cuevas decides to work on the relationship between the two with a series of tests that become increasingly eccentric. With them, Félix and Iván face not only each other, but also their own legacies.
THREE AWARD-WINNING ACTORS
Official competition premiered worldwide in the SOfficial Selection of the Venice Film Festival. He has also participated in the Toronto International Film Festival. In Spain, the film was the in charge of inaugurating the Perlak section of the San Sebastian Festival.
The film by Cohn and Duprat represents the reunion of Cruz and Banderas after Pain and glory scored by Pedro Almodóvar. This year has been important for the actress, as she has won the Volpi Cup for Best Female Performance at the Venice Film Festival for another film directed by Almodóvar: Parallel mothers. A title from the Manchego director also gave Banderas an important award in 2019: the Palme d’Or for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival by Pain and glory.
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As for Martínez, the interpreter obtained in 2016 the Volpi Cup for Best Male Performance at the Venice Festival for The illustrious citizen, film directed by Cohn and Duprat.
Irene Escolar (Tell me who I am), José Luis Gómez (The Skin I Live In), Manolo Solo (The good boss), Nagore Aramburu (Homeland) and Pilar Castro (Ladies of (h) AMPA) complete the main cast of Official competition. On these lines, do not miss the trailer.
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