Face Off Faces! Audio Film Review of ‘Official Competition’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review on “Official Competition,” a new Spain/Argentina film about a trio – two actors and a director – trying to get a film out of rehearsal and in front of the cameras. It opened in select theaters on July 1st, 2022, see local listings.

This is the story of a billionaire named Humberto (Jose Luis Gomez), who wants his legacy to be the greatest movie ever made, so he buys a hot novel about rival brothers and hires the greatest director working, Lola Cuevas (Penelope Cruz). Lola in turn hires the greatest and purest legendary actor Ivan (Oscar Martinez) and the greatest movie idol Felix (Antonio Banderas) to see how they will work together. Not surprisingly, it’s very badly, but the clever Lola has many tricks up her sleeve to get their best performances, and with only nine rehearsals the rivalry has just begun.

Official Competition
Photo credit: IFC Films

Audio Film Review of “Official Competition” by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com …

”Official Competition” is in select theaters beginning July 1st, see local listings. Featuring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Oscar Martinez and José Luis Gómez. Written by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Druprat. Directed by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Druprat and Andrés Duprat. Rated “R”

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