“Popcorn-chompingly compelling.” – Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine
“Compulsively absorbing.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister’s wedding, but unexpected events turn the festivities into a crisis that exposes the family’s hidden past. Iranian master Asghar Farhadi explores greener pastures outside his homeland. Everybody Knows finds the double Oscar winner (A Separation, The Salesman) working in Spain – and in the Spanish-language – for the first time. Farhadi surrounds himself not only with the unbeatable Javier Bardem / Penélope Cruz tandem, but also with Argentina’s peerless Ricardo Darín and Spain’s hottest young actress Barbara Lennie. Behind the camera is Jose Luis Alcaine, Almodóvar and Fernando Trueba’s favorite director of photography. With each succeeding picture, Farhadi moves closer to being the Iranian Hitchcock, crafting suspense from the dark impulses of human nature within society’s constraint.
Spain, 2018, 132 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Asghar Farhadi, Rated R, Spanish with English subtitles, Focus Features