Archive of films Everybody Knows / Todos lo saben

Spain / France / Italy
2018, 132 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

Asghar Farhadi’s eighth offering Everybody Knows, which opened this year’s festival in Cannes, is another of his films to illustrate the complexities of human relationships and their ultimate transformation. Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires with her husband and children, hardly ever goes back to her native country. The events that unfold on her final visit there change everyone’s lives. A sharply honed family drama starring the outstanding Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.


Asghar Farhadi’s eighth film Everybody Knows, which opened this year’s festival in Cannes, once again explores the complicated and changing nature of interpersonal relationships. Laura travels from Buenos Aires, where she lives with her husband and children, to attend her sister’s wedding. The initial excitement is clouded by an incident whose consequences uncover much pain that was supposed to have been forgotten. The film’s characters are forced to come to terms not just with their own past, but also with the people around them, who often condemn without any deeper attempt at understanding. Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem excel in this meticulously crafted psychological drama set amidst the picturesque scenery of a small Spanish village.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Asghar Farhadi (b. 1972, Khomeyni Shahr, Iran). Filmography: Dancing in the Dust (Raghss dar ghobar, 2002), Beautiful City (Shahre ziba, 2003), Fireworks Wednesday (Chahar shanbe souri, 2005), About Elly (Darbareye elly, 2007), A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin, 2010), The Past (Le passé, 2013), The Salesman (Forushande, 2016), Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben, 2018)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi
Dir. of Photography: José Luis Alcaine
Music: Javier Limón
Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari
Producer: Álvaro Longoria
Production: Memento Films Production, Morena Films, Lucky Red
Cast: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín
Sales: Memento Films International
Distributor: Aerofilms


Ivo Andrle



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