Everybody knows that wedding nights are for kid making not kidnapping, but in EVERYBODY KNOWS, everybody is clueless.
Or are they?
EVERYBODY KNOWS is the latest film from from Oscar winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, a gripping and jaupo thriller about abduction, adultery and jealousy.
Laura returns to the small Spanish village where she spent her childhood to attend the wedding of her younger sister. Her husband Alejandro (Ricardo Darín) has remained in Argentina to fulfil professional obligations. Laura is travelling with her free-spirited teenage daughter, Irene, and her young son. Also attending the wedding is Paco (Javier Bardem). Irene learns from a new friend that her mother and Paco were once in love—but he, too, is now happily married, operating a modest but successful vineyard with his wife, Bea (Bárbara Lennie).
With Laura’s large extended family gathered to celebrate the nuptials spirits are high and a sense of frivolity reigns. Everybody knows how to drink and dance and have good time. Even when it rains and there is a power outage causing a blackout.
But the wedding night descends from joy to despair when Irene suddenly goes missing from her bed. In the place of the sleeping girl are a selection of newspaper clippings, all with stories about a local child who was kidnapped years earlier in the town.
As time passes, the situation only becomes more fraught. Alejandro flies in from Argentina, suspicions mount, loved ones begin to turn on one another, and dark secrets long hidden threaten to come to light, revealing shocking truths. Ah, families……
Instead of a home invasion, could this abduction be an inside job?
EVERYBODY KNOWS is a simmering story of secrets and lies, elevated by the star power of Penelope Cruz, Javier Badem and Ricardo Darin.
Sure hope everybody goes so everybody knows.