A special screening of the Spanish comedy, Official Competition, by the Wimbledon Film Club at the Curzon Cinema.
“A masterclass in comic timing and acerbic repartee … packed with belly laughs” (Little White Lies)
Spanish film giants Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, plus renowned stage actor Oscar Martinez, display their comic talents in this enjoyable, consistently funny satire of arthouse film-making. Penelope Cruz plays an eccentric auteur, brought in by a billionaire investor to direct a vanity project and manage the clashing egos of the two leads: self-obsessed film star Banderas, and arrogant theatre actor Martinez. This crowd pleaser was a big hit on the international film festival circuit.
“As an uproarious comedy that’s also deliciously well-performed, this Spanish-language gem cleverly gets away with being both roast session and sneaky celebration at once … Smart comedy is already a rarity; smart comedy that looks this good is a once-in-a-blue-moon event.” (Telegraph)