Everybody Knows

This is a film by the incredible Asghar Farhadi – he also directed A Separation and About Elly (and other well-regarded films that I haven’t seen yet).  I don’t know if this film quite reaches the heights of those films but it is still very good.  What I liked most about it is that the plot twist that happens near the beginning of the movie doesn’t overshadow the underlying tensions that are boiling between the main characters.  I would have loved to have known what happens in the next minute or two after the credits start to roll but I get why the film ended where it did.

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Movie title: Everybody Knows

Movie description: Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, 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.

Date published: 2019-05-11

Director(s): Asghar Farhadi

Actor(s): Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Bárbara Lennie, Inma Cuesta, Jaime Lorente, Eduard Fernández, Sergio Castellanos, Elvira Mínguez, Roger Casamajor, Sara Sálamo, Ramón Barea, Carla Campra, José Ángel Egido, Jordi Bosch, Nella Rojas, Paco Pastor Gómez, Mar del Corral, Esteban Ciudad

Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

My Review

This is a film by the incredible Asghar Farhadi – he also directed A Separation and About Elly (and other well-regarded films that I haven’t seen yet).  I don’t know if this film quite reaches the heights of those films but it is still very good.  What I liked most about it is that the plot twist that happens near the beginning of the movie doesn’t overshadow the underlying tensions that are boiling between the main characters.  I would have loved to have known what happens in the next minute or two after the credits start to roll but I get why the film ended where it did.

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