The Good Boss (15) – Bridport Electric Palace

The Good Boss / El buen patrón
Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa
Starring: Javier Bardem, Manola Solo,
Almudena Amor
Comedy, Drama Spain 2021
1 hr 56 mins Subtitles

The Básculas Blanco factory wall is emblazoned with the words ‘Effort, Balance, Fidelity,’ and they could be regarded as a wry comment on what goes on between the walls. There’s lot of effort but very little balance and fidelity. The business specialises in the manufacture of industrial scales; it is a family-owned company passed down from the founding father to his son, Julio Blanco, and it’s about to be visited by a local committee to determine if it will take out the top award for excellence in business. It’s an honour that Blanco is determined to win at any cost. Things start to go awry, however, when a series of events combine to chip away at the boss’s veneer of dignified calm.

Winner of 7 Awards Spanish Cinema Writers Circle

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Purbeck Film Festival is delighted to be invited to screen a selection of its films in the elegant art deco cinema, Electric Palace in Bridport. We are now excited to work with a new Dorset partner. Four films have been selected which bookend the festival in Purbeck. On October the 4th and 5th, we will be screening 2 Spanish films, on the 4th we show The Good Boss starring Javier Bardem and directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa and on the 5th the acclaimed, Oscar-winning All About My Mother, directed by the renowned Pedro Almodóvar. On November 5th we offer a French double bill, Petite Maman, directed by Céline Sciamma of Portrait of a Lady on Fire fame, and La Famille Bélier, directed by Eric Lartigau. This film describes the French original story of the hearing daughter of deaf parents which was adapted to make CODA. We look forward to making new friends amongst the film lovers of Bridport.


Adults £7.50 (+ 50p venue booking fee) | Students and under 25s £5.50 (+ 50p venue booking fee)

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