Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows 15 S

Film

Please note: This was screened in March 2019

Director:
Asghar Farhadi
Cast:
Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín
Duration:
133 mins, Subtitled, 2018, Spain | France | Italy

Oscar®-winning director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman) returns with his starriest cast yet (including Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Ricardo Darín) in this engrossing Spanish-set mystery thriller.

When Laura (Cruz) returns to her native Spain with her children for her sister's wedding, her husband (Darín) remains in Argentina, leaving Laura free to reunite with an old friend (Bardem) and plunge into the simple pleasures of her youth. On the night of the wedding, however, Laura's teenage daughter vanishes, and a tightly wound game of whodunit plays out in the countryside: as the clock ticks to save her, fingers get pointed and past slights bubble up.

A brooding look at class, family secrets and community, the ensemble cast are dazzling (real life husband and wife Cruz and Bardem in particular) - Farhadi's Spanish-language debut is a real pleasure to watch.

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