Magazine article Screen International

Asghar Farhadi's 'Everybody Knows' to Open 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Asghar Farhadi's 'Everybody Knows' to Open 2018 Cannes Film Festival

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Psychological thriller will be released by Memento in France the following day.

Asghar Farhadi, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem

The 71st Cannes Film Festival will open with a screening of Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) in competition on Tuesday 8 May, it has been confirmed.

Starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, and written by Farhadi (The Salesman) the film is a psychological thriller about a woman called Laura (Cruz) who journeys from Buenos Aires with her family to her native village in Spain. Their intended celebrations are disrupted by unexpected events.

Produced by Paris-based Memento Films Production’s Alexandre Mallet-Guy and Alvaro Longoria of Spain’s Morena Films, plus Italian coproducers Lucky Red and Rai Cinema, the film will be released by Memento in France on May 9, the day after the Cannes red carpet premiere. …

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