Official Competition

Official Competition

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A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film in this film festival-mocking comedy starring Oscar veterans Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz.

2022Rating: M, Mature themes, coarse language and nudity114 minsArgentina, SpainThe MediaPro Studio
Comedy

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Official Competition | Reviews

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Time Out

Time Out

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are a blast in this riotous takedown of egotistical actors.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Seeing Cruz and Banderas show off their comedic chops is definitely a pleasure... but this film won’t win many competitions, official or otherwise.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Many of the big laughs derive... (from) the pernickety interactions between the cast who offer a masterclass in comic timing and acerbic repartee.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Duprat and Cohn construct a sharp satire that doesn’t feel like an in-joke amongst filmmakers...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Official Competition never bores, even when it doesn’t quite seem to be going anywhere.

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Collider

Collider

For those in the know, Official Competition is the perfect homage and takedown of the film industry... and certainly its funniest.

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Variety

Variety

(A) cheeky, funny, slightly overstretched showbiz comedy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Cruz is a gift, her face communicating Lola’s every unspoken emotion.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times

The seasoned performers do all the work, while the directors seem to just look on idly off-camera.

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Official Competition | Release Details

Official Competition is now playing in 42 cinemas in Australia.