THE GOOD BOSS
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THE GOOD BOSS

Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa

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Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Section: Spotlight
Country: Spain
Year: 2021
PT: DER PERFEKTE CHEF
OT: EL BUEN PATRÓN
BT: AWARD CEREMONY / DER PERFEKTE CHEF
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Almudena Amor, Óscar de la Fuente, Sonia Almarcha
18+

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Logline

A scathing comedy about a family business and its meddling boss, who increasingly loses control of everything.

Julio Blanco appears to be the perfect boss: capable, charismatic, and caring. But cracks appear in this façade when he has to deal with a fired employee, a depressed production manager, and a love-struck intern. In a grotesque race against time, he desperately tries to solve their problems, crossing all kinds of ethical boundaries in the process.

The movie is shown as part of the Award Ceremony, after the awarding of the prizes.

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Meet the director

THE GOOD BOSS

Fernando León de Aranoa

Fernando León de Aranoa, born in Madrid in 1968, is a Spanish writer, director, and documentary filmmaker. The feature films he’s written and directed include MONDAYS IN THE SUN (2002), PRINCESSES (FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2006), A PERFECT DAY (2015), and LOVING PABLO (2017). His films have received 12 Goyas from the Spanish Film Academy: three for best director, two for best screenplay, and one for best film. León de Aranoa’s other awards and honors include the San Sebastián Film Festival’s Golden and Silver Shells for best film and best director, respectively, as well as three FIPRESCI Prizes from the International Federation of Film Critics, an Ariel from the Mexican Film Academy, two Donatello nominations from the Italian Film Academy, and a Luis Buñuel Award for best Ibero-American film.

Credits

Screenplay: Fernando León de Aranoa
Original Material: Fernando León de Aranoa
Director of Photography: Pau Esteve Birba
Film Editor: Vanessa Marimbert
Composer: Zeltia Montes
Production Designer: César Macarrón
Costume Design: Fernando García
Sound: Iván Marín
Sound design: Pelayo Gutiérrez
Make-up artist: Almudena Fonseca, Manolo García
Casting director: Luis San Narciso
Producer: Fernando León de Aranoa, Jaume Roures, Javier Méndez
Production Company: Reposado Producciones, Mediaproducción, S.L.
Executive producer: Patricia de Muns, Pilar de Heras, Laura Fdez Espeso, Eva Garrido, Marisa Fdez Armenteros
World Sales: MK2 Films
Distributor: Alamode Filmdistribution oHG