This is a past local hangout
Let's Get Gelato and Watch an International Film!
- Initiated by:
- Perfecto Cafe
- 605 Davie St.
- We'll be hanging out in the cafe (it's not too big - we'll be easy to spot).
Plan: 7:00 - meet at the Perfecto Cafe, 605 Davie St, and grab grab delicious coffee/gelato/snacks - https://www.perfectocafe.ca/ 8:00 - watch a Spanish film, The Good Boss, at the VIFF Theatre around the corner (1181 Seymour St)! The VIFF Theatre is showing The Good Boss, a "shrewd Spanish satire" featuring Javier Bardem. Tickets are $15 and can be bought online or at the box office. The show starts at 8 pm. Let's check it out! More info here: https://viff.org/whats-on/the-good-boss/ Here's the writeup: No Spanish film has ever recorded more Goya (*Spanish Oscar) nominations than the 20 picked up by The Good Boss this year. It won six: Best Picture, Director, Actor, Original Screenplay, Score and Editing. Writer-director Fernando León de Aranoa (Mondays in the Sun) has fashioned a shrewd class satire about a proudly benevolent businessman Julio Blanco (Javier Bardem), whose family firm manufactures scales for home and industrial use. Short listed for a good business award, Blanco is determined that the factory should put on its best face for the imminent inspection. But there are snags: an angry ex-employee is picketing the front gate; a veteran manager is going through a marital crisis and his work is suffering; and then there’s the sexy new marketing intern, Liliana (Almudena Amor)… Bardem (is there a better actor working today?) commands the show here as the paternalistic patrón, one of those all too familiar smug and self-righteous industrialists whose surface charm masks ruthless narcissism. While ostensibly keeping the tone light and amusing, de Aranoa cleverly notches up the stakes and skewers Blanco’s hypocrisy without forcing the kind of self-reckoning that would be completely out of character for a man as morally complacent as this. Deft comic supporting turns – the security guard with an unexpected ear for poetry; the slyly seductive intern – round out a superbly realized political entertainment. Slickly entertaining… reminiscent of the Coen brothers. Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter