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Monday 29 April 2019 

10.00 am & 6.30 pm 

Directed by Asghar Farhadi 

Spain/France/Italy (sub-titles) 


132 mins M

The plot follows Laura (Penélope Cruz), a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, who returns with her teenage daughter, Irene, and young son to her hometown outside Madrid for a family wedding. However, the trip is disrupted when Irene is kidnapped and Laura is forced to come up with ransom money without involving the authorities. Laura’s former lover, Paco, (Javier Bardem) takes charge and the whole family becomes part of the investigation that brings past secrets out into the open. Is it possible that someone close to the family is involved? 


“Everything is surprising in a Farhadi film, and this one twists and turns like a frightened snake; there are secrets, lies, revelations and reveals … performed, by brilliant actors, with total integrity.” C.J.Johnson ABC Radio ( Australia)

“Is Everybody Knows as searing and devastating a film as Farhadi’s best work? Probably not, but it is surely one of his most relatable.”– Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

“The film is briskly paced and visually gorgeous, the winegrowing region of Spain providing a colourful backdrop to the drama..”– David Stratton, The Australian.