Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s (A Separation) intimately painful and powerfully acted drama centres on a shocking crime that interrupts a family wedding. Starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Laura (Cruz) returns to Spain with her children for her sister’s wedding. There she is reunited with her former lover Paco (Bardem) now happily married and running a successful vineyard on land once owned by Laura’s family. Whilst Laura’s husband, Alejandro (Ricardo Darín) stayed behind in Argentina, an old rumour of her jilting Paco reignites. Moreover, within Laura’s family, resentment simmers over the manner in which Paco acquired the vineyard.
A seething mystery unfurls as secrets, lies and unhealed wounds spanning generations are brought to light. Everybody Knows is an unforgettable portrait of love, loss, and betrayal.
This is Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi’s eighth feature and his first in Spanish.
Explores the unhealed wound at the heart of a Spanish family with pitiless efficiency and sheer muscular flair…the performances are so intelligent, mature and yet uninhibited…Farhadi’s storytelling has overpowering force. – The Guardian ★★★★
The characters, observations and performances make this film shine. – The Independent ★★★★★
Spain, 2018 | Language: Spanish | 133 minutes | Cert: 15A
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín