Official Competition


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jul 15 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jul 16 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 17 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jul 18 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jul 19 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jul 20 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:114 minutes
Production Country:Spain, Argentina
Original Language:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mariano Cohn
Gastón Duprat
Cast:Penélope Cruz
Antonio Banderas
Oscar Martinez


Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as two egomaniacs commissioned by a billionaire to make a movie together in “Official Competition” — a sharp comedy skewering wealth, art, and pride.

When a billionaire entrepreneur impulsively decides to create an iconic movie, he demands the best. Renowned filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) is recruited to mastermind this ambitious endeavor. Completing the all-star team are two actors with enormous talent but even bigger egos: Hollywood heartthrob Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and radical theatre actor Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Both are legends, but not exactly best friends.

Through a series of increasingly eccentric trials set by Lola, Félix and Iván must confront not only each other, but also their own legacies. Who will be left when the cameras finally start rolling?

“A joy to behold. A crowd-pleasing comedy that skews film world pretensions.” — Sophie Monks Kaufman, The Playlist

“Delightful.” — Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

“Playful and wildly entertaining.” — Phil De Semlyen, Time Out