The trailer for de The perfect garment, the film starring Javier Bardem that will arrive in Italian cinemas starting from 23 December, brought to our screens by BIM Distribuzione.
A highly anticipated film as it is the Oscar-nominated title for Spain and for many it attests to one of the most convincing interpretations of the already ultra-convincing career of the Spanish actor.
The perfect garment is directed by Fernando León de Aranoa (Perfect Day, Escobar) and tells the story of Blanco (played by Bardem).
He is the owner of a historic Spanish company that produces industrial scales. He is characterized by enormous humanity, which is why he is a much loved boss by his employees.
His company is competing for a local excellence award and for this reason he is willing to do anything to solve the problems that struggle his workforce. Why employees do not reduce productivity … This is indeed the reason: he cares about the employees to ensure that his company wins that coveted award. In the meantime, the tension will rise considerably as the time for the inspection visit of the commission approaches, which will decide who to entrust the prize to. There will be many comic errors and disasters that will see this “perfect garment” protagonist …
You can watch the official trailer of the film “The perfect garment” in the video that you find at the top of this article.
The perfect garment starring Javier Bardem, flanked on the set by Manolo Solo, Almudena Amor, Óscar de la Fuente, Sonia Almarcha, Fernando Albizu, Tarik Rmili, Rafa Castejón, Celso Bugallo, Francesc Orella, Martín Páez, Yaël Belicha, Mara Guil, Nao Albet and María de Nati.
Everything revolves around the main character, the real needle of the scales to stay on the subject …
Blanco is precisely the man with his finger on the scales, the one who pulls the strings of the characters and everything, as a real puppeteer. He is a charismatic character and loves to be considered magnanimous, which is why he intrudes on the personal lives of his employees. In doing so, he far exceeds all ethical limits but for him the end justifies the means: he intends to improve the personal life of his workforce to improve the productivity of his company accordingly.
Blanco is the engine of the whole story, the narrator of this tragicomic tale as well. Through laughter, more than anything else the smile, this comedy hides a very black, deep and harsh social criticism. A family-run business is analyzed and the merits of interpersonal and professional relationships are examined.
In addition to the pivotal figure of the protagonist, the other characters are also fundamental, each a perfect interlocking piece of this narrative-puzzle. The story then becomes a choral one and the narration is thus made up of various stories that intertwine with each other, always passing through the character of Blanco.
Not just a side dish but if anything supporting the protagonist is the music, prima donna of the film.
The original music was written by composer Zeltia Montes (Fragile balance, The silence of the swamp, Traces of Sandalwood).
“The vertigo of the shoulder-mounted camera replaces the horizontality of the initial images as it accompanies the drift of our protagonist. This is something that the music of the film also does: playful and friendly at first, seemingly light, it will throw the mask to the same extent that Blanco does. The Zeltia Montes score is a prodigious musical rewrite of my script, a second skin of the film that captures the complexity of its tone, its complex balance, ”said director Fernando León de Aranoa.
The balance, symbol of everything
“The image of the scales, a universal metaphor of Justice, frames the whole: Blanco tries at all costs to restore the financial balance of his company, even if this means that he has to tinker with the dishes”, said the director. Fernando León de Aranoa.
In addition to being the symbol of justice, the balance is also the emblem of balance and, looking at this film, it is precisely the balance of tones, parts, characters and narration that emerges.
Involuntarily or perhaps voluntarily, the director himself managed to tinker with a scale, just like its protagonist. The result is a film that amuses, intrigues but also moves. Film is something that entertains without neglecting the cue to reflect. Balance therefore, in a cinematic balance that weighs everything.
“I believe that it is possible to create a complex and artistically ambitious cinema, a cinema that leaves a mark of who we are, of the historical moment in which we live and that at the same time entertains us, arouses our curiosity and moves us and does so using humor , sometimes perhaps even with a light heart, with a certain hardness but without giving up commitment, truth or poetry. Cinema that examines the very roots of who and what we are in search of the hypothesis of what we will become one day. The cinema with a window open to the outside, which faces what is happening outside, on the streets of the country where we live, in our homes, in our bedroom, in our workplace. The film gets darker and darker with every decision made by the characters. And therefore, without losing the smile, the last act of this story becomes a thriller and then a tragedy, ”said Fernando León de Aranoa.
Fernando León de Aranoa
The director of Ithe perfect garment, with whom Spain will compete in the next Oscars, is Fernando León de Aranoa.
Screenwriter, director and documentary maker, he wrote and directed the feature films “Familia” (1996), “Barrio ‘(1998),” Monday in the sun “(2002),” Princesas “(2005),” Amador “(2010), “Perfect Day” (2015), “Loving Pablo” (2017) and “The perfect garment” (2021).
Regarding his work as a documentary maker, we remember “Izbieglize” (1995), “Caminantes” (2001), “Buenas noches, Ouma” (“Invisibles”, 2007), “El país de los regfugiados” (2013) and ” Politics, an Instruction Manual “(2016).
All of his films have been presented at the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including those in San Sebastian, Berlin, Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Toronto.
Over the course of his career, Fernando León de Aranoa has received twelve Goya Awards from the Spanish Academy of Cinema, three for Best Director, two for Best Screenplay and one for Best Film.
He received the Conchiglia D’Oro at the San Sebastián Film Festival for Best Film and the Conchiglia d’Argento for Best Director; it was awarded three Fipresci awards by specialized critics, an Ariel award from the Mexican Cinema Academy, received two Donatello nominations from the Italian Academy and received the Luis Buñuel Award for Best Ibero-American Film.
He is also active as a writer: he published the books “Contra la hipermetropía” (Debate, 2010) and “Aquí yacen dragones” (Seix Barral, 2013).