Well, not quite. And it is no different for two time Oscar-winning director, Asghar Farhadi, in his latest film, Everybody Knows.
Farhadi creates a thriller that is intriguing from the start and weaves the mystery through family secrets in a seemingly simple story told with craft. We meet Laura (Penélope Cruz) who returns to her hometown with her family for her sister’s wedding. It leads to the introduction of Paco (Javier Bardem), a long-time friend of the family whose connection runs far deeper.
Both Bardem and Cruz are a formidable force on screen and when together there is added magic.
As the wedding proceedings get underway and the evening party is in full swing, it is discovered Laura’s daughter, Irene (Carla Campra), is missing and later confirmed as kidnapped.
Right away you are taken in