You can already see . first trailer of official competition, a film directed by Argentina’s Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat starring Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz and Oscar Martinez.
Filming took place in Spain during 2020. It began in February, was then interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed in September, ending in mid-October.
What is the film about?
“Official Contest” with Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.
The official summary indicates that . the story of official competition Driven by the desire of a millionaire businessman, in search of eminence and social prestige, decides to A film “that leaves an impression”.
For that, he hires the best: a stellar team made up by renowned filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penelope Cruz) and two famous actors, owners of great talent, but together even greater arrogance. They are Felix Rivero (Antonio Banderas), a Hollywood actor, and Ivan Torres (Oscar Martinez), a radical theater actor.
They are both legends, but not exactly good friends. Through an increasingly prodigious series of trials set by Lola, Felix and Evan must not only face each other, but their own legacy.
Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz and Oscar Martinez with Gaston Duprat.
Key Cast official competition It stars Jose Luis Gomez, Nagor Aramburu, Irene Escolar, Manolo Solo and Pilar Castro.
Cruz, Oscar for . the winner of Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Banderas come from acting together pain and gloryPedro Almodovar’s film was nominated for an Oscar for Best International Film, for which the Málaga actor won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival and was also aspiring for an Oscar as a lead actor.
Oscar Martinez, for his part, who finished filming after He stayed to live in Spain, already in Cohn and Duprat . have worked under distinguished citizens. Film producers are responsible – either as co-directors, screenwriters and/or producers – for titles such as my masterpiecehandjob 4×4 or the next man.
Gaston Duprato’s words
Banderas, Cruz and Martinez in the filming of “The Official Competition”.
“Penelope and Antonio told us they wanted to make a movie with us at some point,” Duprat told bugle At the end of filming.
“They knew our films and they liked the idea of participating in a film with our universe. We worked with my brothers Andres and Mariano on different concepts for a few months until we came up with an idea. Shared it with Penelope. And Antonio and they were so excited” added.
The next step was to travel to England and meet everyone at the fetish actor’s house in Almodovar in London. “There we worked on what would later become official competition. We told them the concept, the idea and we collected many notes from their own experiences, because the film takes place in the world of actors.”
And at that point it emerged to add Oscar Martinez as the third protagonist. “Penelope and Antonio greatly admired him for his work distinguished citizens (For this film he was awarded Best Actor in Venice). We wrote the script with my brother and Mariano Cohn and added the Spanish producer of our last two films, Mediapro.”
Rumor has it that the film can be seen at the Venice Film Festival starting September 1.