The film achieved a record 20 Spanish Academy Goya Awards nominations; winning 6 including Best Picture and Best Actor
“Slickly entertaining… There’s lots on the menu, and León de Aranoa brings it all together in a smooth manner.”- Hollywood Reporter
This screening is part of Riverside's 'Taste of Cinema' film strand celebrating the finest in foreign language cinema and offering you a special drinks menu - and even free samples - to complement the feature and the country it comes from.
For this show please enjoy a Sangria sample, and purchase fine Spanish wines from our cinema bar!
The Spanish entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town awaits the imminent visit from a committee which holds its fate in their hands as to whether they merit a local Business Excellence award: everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, the company’s proprietor, Blanco (Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.
The Good Boss is a biting and acerbic character study with Javier Bardem in the titular role and a darkly funny social satire of the workplace. This is the third collaboration between award-winning director Fernando León de Aranoa and Academy Award- winner Javier Bardem, following Loving Pablo (Venice 2017 Official Selection) and Mondays in the Sun.