Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben)



Sequoia 2 Fri, Oct 5, 2018 6:00 PM
Sequoia 2 Sat, Oct 6, 2018 9:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:132 min.
Director:Asghar Farhadi
Producer:Álvaro Longoria
Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Screenwriter:Asghar Farhadi
Cinematographer:José Luis Alcaine
Editor:Hayedeh Safiyari
Cast:Penélope Cruz
Javier Bardem
Ricardo Darín
Bárbara Lennie
Eduard Fernández
Print Source:Focus Features
Note Writer:Tim Grierson


Two-time Oscar® winner Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman, MVFF 2016) delivers another powerful portrait of family secrets and complicated moral questions with Everybody Knows. Set in Spain, married Laura (Penélope Cruz) has returned to her hometown for the first time in years for her sister’s wedding, only to be reunited with her former lover Paco (Javier Bardem). But when her daughter goes missing, Laura faces a terrible dilemma: Did she run off… or has she been kidnapped? Everybody Knows is a gripping thriller with more than one mystery at its core, investigating not just the disappearance of the daughter but also the unspoken tensions coursing through Laura. Oscar®-winning real-life husband and wife Bardem and Cruz give performances full of anguish and regret. But the film’s secret weapon is Bárbara Lennie (The Skin I Live In), who is dynamite as Paco’s wife, and who only slowly comes to understand how little about her spouse she truly knows.

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Asghar Farhadi was born in Iran in 1972. He made his directorial debut with Dance in The Dust (2003); followed by Beautiful City (2004); Fireworks Wednesday (2006), the Gold Hugo winner at the Chicago International Film Festival; and About Elly (2009), winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. A Separation (2011) won the Best Foreign Language Academy Award®, among many other honors. After making The Past (2013), Farhadi won a second Best Foreign Language Oscar® for The Salesman (2016), which also won the screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival.