Magazine article Screen International

Asghar Farhadi Begins Spanish-Language Thriller 'Everybody Knows'

Magazine article Screen International

Asghar Farhadi Begins Spanish-Language Thriller 'Everybody Knows'

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Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darin arrive on set outside Madrid.

Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi began shooting his freshly-titled psychological thriller Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) at an undisclosed location just outside Madrid on Monday (Aug 21).

Leading cast in the long-gestated Spanish-language film is Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darin who joined Farhadi on set for the first day of shooting.

Cruz plays Carolina, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, 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.

Freshly announced supporting cast on the [Euro]10m production include Eduard Fernández, Bárbara Lennie, Inma Cuesta, Elvira Mínguez, Ramón Barea and Carla Campra.

As previously announced by Screen in May, the movie is a French-Spanish-Italian co-production led by French producer Alexandre Mallet-Guy (producer of Farhadi’s The Past and The Salesman) of Memento Films and Che producer Álvaro Longoria of Spanish stalwarts Morena Films. …

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