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8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

Todos lo saben (Everybody Knows) (2019 Feature Film)

Asghar Farhadi | Spain, France, Italy | 2018 | color | DCP | 132' | e.s.

A captivating, Spanish-language thriller by Iranian film master Asghar Farhadi, featuring acting royalty Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. What starts off as a romantic wedding party soon becomes a nerve-wracking kidnapping drama. To get her daughter back alive, Laura has to get help from family and friends, which promptly reveals all manner of secrets.

Her sister’s wedding in their home village in Spain was supposed to be unforgettable. Laura (Penélope Cruz) has come over from Argentina with her son Diego and teenage daughter Irene. The latter has the time of her life meeting her Spanish family, learning to ride a scooter and falling in love. What starts out as a romantic wedding party soon turns into a nerve-wracking kidnapping drama. Laura has to get help from family and friends, in particular her ex Paco (Javier Bardem) to get her daughter back alive. This prompts all manner of secrets to emerge that have a major impact on Irene’s fate.

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has an impressive number of prizes to his name including an Oscar for A Separation and the scriptwriting prize from Cannes for The Salesman. This prompted the iconic, Spanish-speaking acting couple Cruz and Bardem to ask him to make Todos lo saben with them. This has resulted in a compelling, brooding, realistic thriller perfectly aligned with Farhadi’s much-praised oeuvre.

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 21:00

Duration: 1:32

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 13 April 2019

Time: 12:45

Duration: 1:32

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 14 April 2019

Time: 12:15

Duration: 1:32

Year in Festival
2019
Director
Asghar Farhadi
Camera
José Luis Alcaine
Cast
Penélope Cruz
Javier Bardem
Ricardo Darín
Country
Spain
France
Italy
Editor
Hayedeh Safiyari
Length
132'
Music
Javier Limón
Producer
Álvaro Longoria
Alexandre Mallet-Guy
Production Design
María Clara Notari
Sales
Memento Films International
Year of Production
2018
Asghar Farhadi

Asghar FARHADI (1972) studied theater at the University of Teheran and Tarbiat Modares University. He directed various 8mm and 16mm films for the Young Iranian Cinema Society, wrote a number of scripts for Iranian TV, and directed many popular TV series including A Tale of a City (2000). The intense divorce drama A Separation (2011) won over 70 international film prizes, including the Golden Bear and two Silver Bears in Berlin, a César, a Golden Globe and an Oscar.

Filmography

Radio (1988), Janali (1989), The World of Walls (1990), The Adventures of Mr. Filmmaker (1991), The Eyes (1992), Chashm be rah (1998, TV series), Dastane yek shahr/A Tale of a City (2000, TV series), Raghs dar ghobar/Dancing in the Dust (2003), Shahr-e ziba/Beautiful City (2004), Chaharshanbe-soori/Fireworks Wednesday (2006), Darbareye Elly/About Elly (2009), Jodaeiye Nader az Simin/A Separation (2011), Le passé (2013), Forushande/The Salesman (2016), Todos lo saben/Everybody Knows (2018)