The Good Boss

Spain, 120m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened August 26–October 20, 2022

Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town awaits the imminent visit from a committee that holds its fate in its 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 (Javier Bardem) pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process. A Cohen Media Group release

In Spanish with English subtitles

Official Selection: San Sebastian International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Miami Film Festival

Spain’s Official Submission to the 94th Academy Awards


A film by Fernando León de Aranoa

Slickly entertaining… artfully spins a story… of bad behavior trying to pass itself off as good.”

Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

Curiously riveting… Sometimes the devil simply does have the best lines, not to mention the worst wigs: Bardem knows that better than most.”

Guy Lodge, Variety