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Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas Shine in Extraordinary Comedy

Official Competition is a hysterical comedy amplified by Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, and Oscar Martinez’s marvelous performances. Writer/directors Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat craft a narrative that contains a rivalry at its roots, but it simultaneously takes aim at the film industry itself. Official Competition is an absolute delight of a comedy.

‘Official Competition’ takes comedic jabs at the filmmaking craft

'Official Competition' Antonio Banderas as Félix Rivero, Penélope Cruz as Lola Cuevas, and Oscar Martínez as Iván Torres. Banderas and Martínez are sitting in chairs under a suspended heavy rock, while Cruz stands behind them.

L-R: Antonio Banderas as Félix Rivero, Penélope Cruz as Lola Cuevas, and Oscar Martínez as Iván Torres | AccuSoft Inc/IFC Films

Humberto Suárez (José Luis Gómez) is a very wealthy businessman who decides to fund a movie that will align his own memory with art. His team recruits a highly-acclaimed director named Lola Cuevas (Cruz) to direct the adaptation of a Nobel Prize-winning book. However, she has her own plans for how the movie is going to go.

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