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Everybody Knows Review – Gff 2019

  • HeyUGuys
A family wedding is always a day to remember where nothing goes wrong…

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
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Movie Review – Everybody Knows (2018)

Everybody Knows, 2018.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi.

Starring Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Bárbara Lennie, Ramón Barea, Inma Cuesta, Elvira Mínguez, José Ángel Egido and Carla Campra.


When a teenage girl goes missing during the frivolities of a wedding reception, family and friends discover buried secrets and unspoken turmoil as they try to reunite the family.

Asghar Farhadi is one of the most celebrated directors of cinema not in the English language. Two of his recent films – A Separation and The Salesman – won Oscars and he hit the headlines in 2017 when it was revealed that Donald Trump’s travel ban might prevent him from attending the Academy Awards. He ultimately chose not to go of his own accord. People are certainly talking about Farhadi and many were waiting with excitement for his next project. That project is last year’s Cannes opener Everybody Knows – and it’s a very impressive piece of work.
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Everybody Knows – Review

Penélope Cruz stars as Laura and Javier Bardem as Paco in Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Teresa Isasi/Focus Features

Penelope Cruz plays a Spanish-born woman who returns with her two children to the rural Spanish village where she grew up for her younger sister’s wedding. Among those who greet her are her childhood friend Paco (Javier Bardem), now the owner of a successful vineyard and winery. But this joyful family event is disrupted by a crime that brings to the surface long-simmering resentments and suspicions, ripping away the pleasant veneer of the modern world to reveal old class divides, in the gripping psychological thriller Everybody Knows.

While the Spanish thriller/drama Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) was not nominated for an Oscar, it did win the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year. The film seems deeply Spanish, and it features two of Spain’s biggest stars,
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‘Everybody Knows’ Film Review: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem Shine in Strong, Disquieting Thriller

  • The Wrap
‘Everybody Knows’ Film Review: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem Shine in Strong, Disquieting Thriller
Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows,” which launched the 2018 Cannes in May, transplants many of the Iranian director’s usual concerns to a small village in Spain. The advance word called it a psychological thriller, and it does contain some thriller elements such as a crime and a race against time to save a young girl who’s gone missing.

But this is not Farhadi doing a genre exercise; as is most of his work, “Everybody Knows” is a quietly gripping examination of societal divisions, of class, of secrets that bind us together and pull us apart. And it’s about what happens when secrets aren’t really secrets, when “everybody knows” — or suspects, or at least gossips.

Many of those secrets swirl around Laura and Paco, played by Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. She’s a woman from the village who has been living with her husband and children in Argentina for years,
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Official Us Trailer for Mystery 'Everybody Knows' with Bardem & Cruz

"Even when life has moved on, the past doesn't always stay in the past." Focus has debuted an official Us trailer for the upcoming release of Asghar Farhadi's film Everybody Knows or Todos lo Saben originally in Spanish, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The film has played at a bunch of film festivals all over the world, and will finally open in Us cinemas next February. Everybody Knows is about a Spanish woman who returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip and wedding ceremony is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open. Real-life lovers Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star, with a cast that includes Ricardo Darin, Carla Campra, Inma Cuesta, and Barbara Lennie. The reviews for this have been mixed - it's not one of Farhadi's best films, the story is stretched a bit too thin.
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‘I Am the Night’: Patty Jenkins’ Miniseries to Have Its World Premiere at AFI Fest

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AFI Fest has added another world premiere to its slate: “I Am the Night,” the upcoming limited series from “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins. Following the true-life story of a woman named Fauna Hodel who was given away at birth and began looking into her own past as a teenager, it joins Chuck Lorre’s “The Kominsky Method” as the Hollywood festival’s only TV programming. Chris Pine and India Eisley star in the limited series from TNT.

AFI Fest has also announced its Special Screenings, Cinema’s Legacy, and Midnight lineups; among the most buzzed-about selections are Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” “Brady Corbet’s “Vox Lux,” David Robert Mitchell’s “Under the Silver Lake,” and Paweł Pawlikowski’s “Cold War.”

This year’s festival runs from November 8–15. Here are all the newly announced titles, with official synopses straight from the festival:

Special Screenings

The Cold
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Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem on their on-screen troubles in Everybody Knows – Tiff Premiere

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Everybody Knows (Original Title: Todos lo saben) premiered at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival in Canada. It is written and directed by Asghar Farhadi.

The film stars real life husband and wife Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz as well as Ricardo Darín, Bárbara Lennie, Inma Cuesta, Eduard Fernández, Carla Campra, Elvira Mínguez, Sara Sálamo and Ramón Barea.

Dave Sztypuljak was on the red carpet and spoke to the stars about the process of adaptation, and how Farhadi worked with the actors to heighten the drama of the film.

Everybody Knows is released on the 8th of March, 2019 in the UK.

Everybody Knows Tiff Premiere Interviews


Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister’s wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

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Focus Features Bags Cannes Opener ‘Everybody Knows’ For UK, Us, Canada & More

There was some buzz around the red carpet here in Cannes on Tuesday that Netflix had secured the rights for the big Cannes opener Everybody Knows. However, on the day after its big festival premiere, it was revealed that Focus Features had bagged the rights to the Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz-led psychological drama from Asghar Farhadi.

The news was announced early Wednesday that Focus has nabbed the distribution rights to the film for the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, select Asian territories and the Middle East, apart from Iran.

“Asghar is a world-class filmmaker whose work transcends language,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “Matching his talents with these emotionally charged performances from Penelope, Javier and Ricardo will leave audiences captivated.”

We reviewed the film rather positively in our Cannes review earlier today, and backed up the comments from Kujawski that the central cast were the film’s biggest asset.
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Cannes Review: Asghar Farhadi’s ‘Everybody Knows’ Leaves a Sour Note on Opening Night

Disregarding the vomitus of clichés with which Asghar Farhadi introduces the rural Spanish milieu of Everybody Knows, for the first half-hour or so, the Iranian director actually appears to be trying something more structurally daring and compelling than in any of his previous work. In depicting Laura’s (Penélope Cruz) return from Argentina to attend a family wedding in her native village, the film flits through a vast number of characters and locations, drawing a complex web of connections amongst family members, friends and other villagers. The rapid succession of very short scenes disallows for a clear character configuration to emerge. Instead, a feeling of intimate acquaintance between all inhabitants of the small village is established, while the uneasy mix of social classes and scattered intimations of discontent amongst some of the characters hints at a rotten underside to the pastoral joviality on show. The ominous disorientation that arises almost
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Cannes 2018: ‘Everybody Knows’ Review: Dir. Asghar Farhadi (2018)

Everybody Knows review: Cannes 2018 gets off to a positive star with this twisty psychological drama from The Salesman filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.

Everybody Knows review by Paul Heath, May 2018.

Everybody Knows review

Asghar Farhadi officially opens the 2018 Cannes Film Festival with this supremely acted kidnapping drama cum murder-mystery which, despite its butt-numbing and plodding nature, somehow manages to hit all the right notes.

We open to a family wedding, deep in the heart of a rural Spain where Laura (Penelope Cruz) has returned from Argentina with her family – her teenage daughter, Irene (Carla Campra), and her young son, Diego (Ivan Chavero). She is attending the wedding of her sister Ana (Inma Cuesta), to Joan (Roger Casamajor), but it is apparent from the outset that there is some deep-rooted history that lies here. For example, there’s Javier Bardem’s local farmer Paco, who we know Laura once had a relationship with.
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Asghar Farhadi’s ‘Everybody Knows’ Starring Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz [Cannes Review]

Early on in Asghar Farhadi‘s “Everybody Knows,” the film chosen to open the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, there’s a quick succession of shots that give us a brief burr of neo-realism. Laura (Penélope Cruz) has flown from Argentina to her small Spanish hometown for the wedding of her sister, with pretty, wild teenage daughter Irene (Carla Campra) and curly-headed young son in tow.
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Cannes Film Review: Penélope Cruz in ‘Everybody Knows’

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Cannes Film Review: Penélope Cruz in ‘Everybody Knows’
Between Paris-set “The Past” and the picturesque new Spanish drama “Everybody Knows,” Oscar-blessed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s career is starting to look suspiciously like Woody Allen’s, as he jets off to make sunlit movies starring beautiful people in one European country after another. Globe-trotting is well and good, except one hopes the immensely talented auteur responsible for “A Separation” and “The Salesman,” whose freedom to address certain topics is tightly monitored at home, would use the opportunity of working abroad to be a bit more provocative.

Selected to open what many are preemptively (and therefore prematurely) declaring an off year for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Farhadi’s weakest film yet is still better than the vast majority of commercially made dramas in Spain, France or the United States. Like the best of his work, “Everybody Knows” takes a simple scenario — one that reunites smoldering “Jamón, Jamón” co-stars Penélope Cruz
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‘Everybody Knows’ Review: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Star in Riveting Kidnapping Thriller — Cannes 2018

‘Everybody Knows’ Review: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz Star in Riveting Kidnapping Thriller — Cannes 2018
There’s a twist that arrives an hour into “Everybody Knows” that wouldn’t feel out of place in a telenovela. However, under the guidance of Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi, it’s just another piece of a beguiling puzzle. As with all the riveting dramas he’s produced over the past decade — “A Separation,” “The Past,” and “The Salesman” — Farhadi’s first Spanish-language feature explores fissures of family bonds as they threaten to fall apart. New cracks keep appearing in unexpected places, some more resonant than others, but they’re mere vessels for a fascinating deep-dive into the perils of hidden information.

Upping the ante with the explosive star power of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz as his leads, Farhadi has also found the most accessible genre for his heady storytelling to date — the suspenseful mold of a kidnapping thriller. As usual, Farhadi builds his dilemma around a sudden inciting
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First Trailer for Farhadi's 'Everybody Knows' Starring Bardem & Cruz

"Something happened last night." It was announced today that the eighth feature film by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, titled Everybody Knows, will be the opening night competition selection at the Cannes Film Festival this May. Following that announcement, this first trailer arrived for the film originally titled Todos lo saben in Spanish. Shot entirely in Spanish on the Iberian Peninsula, Everybody Knows is about a Spanish woman who returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open. Real-life lovers Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star, with a cast that includes Ricardo Darin, Carla Campra, Inma Cuesta, and Barbara Lennie. As expected from Farhadi, this looks very good. Will be catching it in Cannes. Enjoy. Here's the first international trailer (+ poster) for Asghar Farhadi's Everybody Knows, from YouTube:
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In Paco Plaza's Veronica when You Play with the Devil You Get the Horns!

Paco Plaza's Veronica was released on Netflix this week. The film is a horror film, involving: a Ouija board, an eclipse and a demonic summoning. This film has played several film festivals in 2017, including the Toronto International Film Festival. This is a dramatic horror film. And, Veronica stars newcomers: Sandra Escacena, Bruna González, Claudia Placer and Ana Torrent. Fernando Navarro, of Muse (2016) fame, developed the script. A trailer and story details are available for Veronica here. Veronica is set in 1991. After a family tragedy, Verónica turns to friends Rosa (Ángela Fabián) and Diana (Carla Campra). Verónica wants to contact her dead relative. But, something is waiting for her, in a supernatural dimension. Now, a strange presence haunts Verónica, in her family home. The film's debut on Netflix was a bit of a surprise. As well, Veronica has won several awards. There was no official announcement of the film's debut,
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