Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows
  • 2018
  • Spain / France / Italy
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Carla Campra
  • Language: Spanish

Laura (Cruz) returns to her small town for a family wedding with her teenage daughter Irene (Campra) and young son. But then Irene is kidnapped. A stellar cast and careful craftsmanship make this portrait of family tensions perfectly watchable, but it’s a bit soapy and predictable and never as gripping as it might be.

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2018 | 133 mins | Dir: Asghar Farhadi | Cast includes: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem | Cert: 15

Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star as Laura and Alejandro, a married couple living in Argentina with their family. When Laura returns to her hometown in Spain for a wedding with her two children, her teenaged daughter Irene goes missing, and the family start to receive ransom letters. But is there more to this supposed kidnapping than meets the eye? Has Irene really been kidnapped? And – as secrets emerge and suspicions tighten – are Laura and Alejandro who they say they are?

In Spanish with English subtitles.

4 The Guardian

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